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#Cystic Fibrosis

# cystic-fibrosis - This year 2022

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

May 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 7,728 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'

Apr 3rd 2022, 8:30 AM 51,940 Views 9 Comments

Aoife Rafter details how her CF and a cancer diagnosis have brought her to a place of gratitude and resilience.

# cystic-fibrosis - Last year 2021

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'

Apr 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,633 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of 65 Roses Day tomorrow, med student Bevin Murphy outlines the tough year she’s had as a person with CF, and how a new drug has changed everything.

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,471 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

# cystic-fibrosis - All time

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis

Aug 4th 2020, 2:01 PM 16,045 Views 9 Comments

The grant of €100 per applicant is available from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Cocooning through Covid-19 with CF has taken focus but I have never felt better
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cocooning through Covid-19 with CF has taken focus but I have never felt better

Jun 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,272 Views 4 Comments

Benat Broderick, who has cystic fibrosis, has been cocooning at home and says he’s grateful for the time to focus on his health and wellbeing.

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

May 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 55,257 Views 55 Comments

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

Over €300,000 raised for CF Ireland through 65 Roses fundraising efforts
# Donations
# Donations

Over €300,000 raised for CF Ireland through 65 Roses fundraising efforts

Apr 21st 2020, 9:28 PM 10,671 Views 1 Comment

The 65 Roses fundraising campaign would usually see community-hosted events take place across the country.

Living with cystic fibrosis in a pandemic is tough, but we have lived this for some time
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Living with cystic fibrosis in a pandemic is tough, but we have lived this for some time

Apr 10th 2020, 10:00 PM 16,557 Views 1 Comment

Patricia Duffy-Barber, Chairperson of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland says people CF are nervous, but they’re doing their best to get through.

Opinion: 'Covid-19 is the world's biggest fear. Welcome to my world.' Diary of a man with Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Opinion: 'Covid-19 is the world's biggest fear. Welcome to my world.' Diary of a man with Cystic Fibrosis

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 29,330 Views 5 Comments

Trevor O’Sullivan documents his challenges as a person with CF during the Covid-19 crisis.

Opinion: As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, the coronavirus is a major worry for me
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, the coronavirus is a major worry for me

Mar 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,767 Views 33 Comments

Benat Broderick writes about his concerns regarding Covid-19.

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,600 Views 3 Comments

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment

Dec 13th 2019, 9:12 PM 11,194 Views 12 Comments

About 1,200 children and adults have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 9,283 Views 5 Comments

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

Irish couple facing deportation in Australia because son has cystic fibrosis granted residency
# Down Under
# Down Under

Irish couple facing deportation in Australia because son has cystic fibrosis granted residency

Jul 6th 2019, 10:19 AM 33,705 Views 42 Comments

The couple appealed the decision to refuse them residency which prompted intervention from a government minister.

Irish couple facing deportation from Australia because son has cystic fibrosis lose appeal
# Victoria
# Victoria

Irish couple facing deportation from Australia because son has cystic fibrosis lose appeal

May 7th 2019, 3:35 PM 57,462 Views 0 Comments

The couple are holding out hope that Australia’s Immigration Minister will intervene.

We need to change the disabled parking logo - so people stop telling me that I'm not disabled when I am
# Opinion
# Opinion

We need to change the disabled parking logo - so people stop telling me that I'm not disabled when I am

Apr 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 53,451 Views 129 Comments

‘I find these interventions by members of the public quite insulting and extremely embarrassing,’ writes cystic fibrosis advocate, Benat Broderick, 15.

'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life
# Second Chance
# Second Chance

'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life

Mar 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 10,928 Views 2 Comments

Greg Foley had to get a double lung transplant after complications from his Cystic Fibrosis.

Opinion: At 12 I started taking Orkambi as a trial drug and it transformed my life
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: At 12 I started taking Orkambi as a trial drug and it transformed my life

Jan 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 22,256 Views 7 Comments

It was scary starting a drug trial for my cystic fibrosis. We didn’t know how I would react but thankfully my breathing and energy levels improved, writes Benat Broderick (15).

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'

Jan 6th 2019, 5:28 PM 14,173 Views 2 Comments

Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'
# Better Care
# Better Care

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 19,611 Views 13 Comments

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

Over 2,000 people sign up for organ donor cards in light of Orla Tinsley documentary
# Warrior
# Warrior

Over 2,000 people sign up for organ donor cards in light of Orla Tinsley documentary

Updated Sep 18th 2018, 10:10 PM 48,530 Views 34 Comments

Tinsley was on the lung transplant waiting list in the US for nine months.

'Nothing short of a miracle': Irish CF campaigner on recovery after double lung transplant
# Orla Tinsley
# Orla Tinsley

'Nothing short of a miracle': Irish CF campaigner on recovery after double lung transplant

Apr 14th 2018, 1:16 PM 18,150 Views 14 Comments

Orla Tinsley told RTÉ’s Six One News that she feels like a “new woman”.

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Apr 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 17,323 Views 5 Comments

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

'I spend three hours a day on a nebuliser, but exercise helps my mental health'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'I spend three hours a day on a nebuliser, but exercise helps my mental health'

Feb 25th 2018, 7:30 PM 21,648 Views 16 Comments

Ireland has more cases of cystic fibrosis per head of population than any other country.

'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis

Feb 11th 2018, 12:00 PM 14,364 Views 24 Comments

One mother spoke to TheJournal.ie about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced.

'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug

Jan 11th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,945 Views 9 Comments

Children between the ages of six and 11 will now be able to access the drug in Ireland after yesterday’s announcement.

'I have shiny new lungs' -Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist gets double lung transplant
# Orla Tinsley
# Orla Tinsley

'I have shiny new lungs' -Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist gets double lung transplant

Dec 26th 2017, 5:02 PM 23,052 Views 24 Comments

The journalist and Cystic Fibrosis activist has long campaigned for more awareness about the condition.

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'
# Anam Cara
# Anam Cara

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:45 AM 37,552 Views 19 Comments

Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.

Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist Orla Tinsley recovering in hospital after double lung transplant
# Donor Card
# Donor Card

Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist Orla Tinsley recovering in hospital after double lung transplant

Dec 21st 2017, 4:25 PM 24,269 Views 23 Comments

Tinsley spent the last number of days on life support in a New York hospital.

Seriously ill Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist makes donor card appeal from intensive care
# Orla Tinsley
# Orla Tinsley

Seriously ill Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist makes donor card appeal from intensive care

Dec 20th 2017, 4:05 PM 23,277 Views 21 Comments

Orla Tinsley has been instrumental in raising awareness of gaps in CF services over the years.

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal

Aug 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 12,551 Views 13 Comments

HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

Jul 24th 2017, 4:16 PM 19,728 Views 13 Comments

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

May 7th 2017, 6:45 AM 11,940 Views 5 Comments

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

'No parent wants to see their child go before them': Living day-to-day with cystic fibrosis
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

'No parent wants to see their child go before them': Living day-to-day with cystic fibrosis

Apr 13th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,909 Views 5 Comments

Cystic fibrosis can be a life-changing condition for entire families.

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi
# End Of A Long Road
# End Of A Long Road

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Apr 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,672 Views 9 Comments

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month
# Deal Reached
# Deal Reached

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month

Apr 11th 2017, 6:08 PM 29,768 Views 35 Comments

Simon Harris made the announcement today in the Dáil.

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 19,992 Views 10 Comments

Shauna Morrissey has cystic fibrosis and is campaigning for an opt-out organ donation system.

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 36,718 Views 14 Comments

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks
# Orkambi
# Orkambi

Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks

Mar 6th 2017, 1:24 PM 9,861 Views 15 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he wants a good deal for the taxpayer and, most importantly, for patients.

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