Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Donate for Cystic Fibrosis Research! The Woodlands Texas Photographer
I had the pleasure to meet and photograph adorable Hudson! He is just two, and just as sweet as can be. He seems like most normal kids his age, except for that his parents are taking every precaution to avoid germs and possible infections. Unfortunately he suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. It is an inherited disease of the secretory glands. If you have CF, your mucus becomes thick and sticky. It builds up in your lungs and blocks your airways. The buildup of mucus makes it easy for bacteria to grow. This leads to repeated, serious lung infections. Over time, these infections can severely damage your lungs. The thick, sticky mucus also can block tubes, or ducts, in your pancreas. As a result, the digestive enzymes that your pancreas makes can't reach your small intestine.
These enzymes help break down food. Without them, your intestines can't fully absorb fats and proteins. This can cause vitamin deficiency and malnutrition because nutrients pass through your body without being used. The average life expectancy for a child with CF is 37 years. The good news is that new research is finding new ways to improve lives and increase life expectancy. You can visit Hudson's page right here and make a donation for the Walk for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis Research. Visit his page to learn more about Hudson and his awesome parents!