Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited incurable disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Irreversible lung damage caused by repeated chest infections leads to a shortened life expectancy. People with CF spend a lot of time in hospital. A high fat diet and daily exercise and physio regimes are essential to maintaining good health.
CF Taranaki will optimise quality of life for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families based in the Taranaki region - striving for normal life expectancy by
assisting with the cost of welfare needs such as
petrol and food vouchers,
hospital "boredom buster" packs,
purchase of medical equipment such as nebulisers,
exercise and sports equipment and subs,
contribution towards wages of Lower North Island Field Worker,
Subsidising costs for members to go to National Conference where they can share experiences and knowledge about CF with families from all of New Zealand and learn about the latest in research and clinical practice from professional speakers.