By Cory Smith email@example.com
There are certain medical diagnoses’ that are more arduous than others, and Cystic Fibrosis can most likely be put in that arduous category. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. An inherited condition, cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become thick and sticky. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. Local resident, Shaney Daniels, is one such person who is in a fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Daniels said she was diagnosed at a young age and really didn’t know what to expect.