Cystic fibrosis is the most common recessive genetic condition affecting Australians. The condition not only affects the lungs and pancreas, but also impacts other parts of the body. From birth a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and between 2 – 4 hours per day every day of physiotherapy to stay healthy.
Currently in Australia, every 4 days a baby is born with cystic fibrosis. Your monthly gift means we can meet the increasing demand for support and provide over 20 vital services to individuals living with CF as well as supporting their families and carers.
Every dollar helps. Together we can change lives.
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How your monthly gift helps?
Monthly giving plays an important role for not for profits, it is an easy and simple way to provide ongoing help for people living with cystic fibrosis.
Over a period of 12 months your monthly gift can help provide:
- $20 a month, $0.65 a day can provide emergency support to a community member in crisis.
- $35 a month, $1.15 a day can provide specialist support services.
- $50 a month, $1.65 a day can provide access to essential medical equipment.
Spencer, Teddy & Stanley's story
Liv and Mat welcomed twin boys Teddy and Stanley into their family. Their entrance into the world was traumatic, to say the least. Arriving prematurely and spending the first week of their lives in special care, Liv and Mat were already beside themselves with worry.
Five years previously, at six weeks old, their beautiful firstborn Spencer had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The couple had prepared themselves that there was a good chance the twins would be diagnosed too.
Teddy and Stanley were nine weeks and six days old by the time Liv picked up the phone to receive the heartbreaking news that the heel prick test was positive. Their world was torn apart in that single phone call. A sweat test to confirm the diagnosis followed and the impact was simply devastating for the family.
"We have received amazing support from Cystic Fibrosis Community Care. They have provided us with access to vital equipment, online support services, referrals and financial assistance, but most importantly hope for our future. With thanks to the donors who have funded this support, we feel less alone knowing there are people to talk to and who understand what we are saying"
Says Liv, mum to Teddy, Spencer and Stanley
How does your donation help?
Can provide emergency relief subsidies supporting cystic fybrosis families in crisis.
Can contribute towards accommodation supporting cystic fibrosis families experiencing lengthy hospital stays.
Can contribute towards the purchase of essential equipment helping people with cystic fibrosis to breathe easier.
Aid delivery of over 20 crucial programs and services tailored to meet the changing needs of the cystic fibrosis community.
Our commitment to you
Since 1974 Cystic Fibrosis Community Care has been helping people living with cystic fibrosis to live a life unaffected. Thanks to your support, together we are helping more than 1,600 individuals with CF and their families and carers addressing wellness and social health issues, alleviating financial burden, providing life-giving equipment and much more.
In 2020, 72% of our income went straight back into delivering services that assisted people living with cystic fibrosis.
We are grateful for every donation we receive, and ensure that funds raised and donated go to where they are needed most.