What is Cystic Fibrosis?


cys·tic fi·bro·sis

ˌsistik fīˈbrōsəs/


noun: cystic fibrosis

  1. a hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi and often resulting in respiratory infection.


Links to learn more:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Mayo Clinic CF 

Racing to Breathe

A documentary about two young cyclist, takes you head first into the brutal world of competitive cycling amidst the chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis. Manny and Tom Goguen, brothers, use the sport they love as a key treatment to fighting the disease they were born with, and hope to spread the message that exercise can be fundamentally important for those with cystic fibrosis. This film will take you into the daily routine of struggle and victory that they endure as they “Race to Breathe” 

“A brilliant step towards spreading the awareness about cystic fibrosis and the benefits of this great sport” 

“An intense reality check. It really struck me just how much their hearts are in the sport and their will to be alive and healthy”