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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation & Us
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports a cause that has the utmost support of Douglas Orr Plumbing. We seek to fund research for, and entirely eliminate, Cystic Fibrosis (CF). In 2003, Wayne Orr’s wife Leah gave birth to their youngest daughter Ashley who was born with CF, a progressive genetic disease that severely damages the patient’s digestive system and lungs. Approximately 10 million Americans carry the defective genes that cause CF, but do not display its symptoms themselves. Also, at least one person dies due to CF every single day.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded nearly 50 years ago with the intention of raising awareness and finding a cure for CF, infants born with the life-threatening disease were typically not expected to live past their first birthday. However, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has grown rapidly, conducted extensive research on the disease, and worked hard to help patients who suffer from CF to cope with this debilitating condition. As a result, today, more than 40 percent of patients who suffer from CF live past 18 years of age.