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Trading places: RD&E staff to experience what itís like to have Cystic Fibrosis for the day

 

A paediatrician and a hospital manager are set to experience something of what it’s like to have Cystic Fibrosis (CF) by spending a day in a patient’s shoes in a bid to raise awareness of the condition.

 

On August 6th, Dr Beth Enderby, CF paediatrician, and Nolwenn Luke, CF Centre manager, will spend the day experiencing just some of the challenges having CF can present to people with the condition and their families. 


Throughout the day they will receive physiotherapy treatments, have to stick to a very specific diet and take nebulisers and ‘tablets’ (in the form of sweets) to get a sense of what it’s like to live with CF on a day to day basis. 


A number of patients with CF have kindly donated treatment and diet plans for the day and Beth and Nolwenn are being supported by the RD&E's CF team as well as national charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


The pair are hoping the day will raise at least £500 for the East Devon Quality of Life CF Fund, which provides much-needed equipment for CF patients across the South West.


Beth and Nolwenn said: “We wanted to do this experience as we hope it will raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and to raise funds for vital equipment for our local CF population.”


You can pledge your support for Beth and Nolwenn by donating quickly and securely here:

You can also follow their progress on Nolwenn's Twitter feed @thefrenchgirl71 throughout the day.

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