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COVID Precautions Are Familiar To CF Patients For Whom Mask Wearing Is More Important Than Ever

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are all too familiar with washing their hands, avoiding germs, and socially distancing.  That is what they must do to stay healthy even when we’re not in a pandemic.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with the creator and executive director of The Bonnell Foundation-Living With Cystic Fibrosis, Laura Bonnell, about her two daughters who have CF.  They have received their lifelong medical treatment at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor and face even more serious health challenges due to COVID-19.

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Need COVID-coping tips? Ask a kid with cystic fibrosis

Elizabeth Warner has been social-distancing since before all the kids were doing it. Sheltering in place, too.
Hey, it beats coughing up blood.
Warner, 18, and her twin Catherine have cystic fibrosis, with its raft of hazards: lung infections, inflammation, respiratory failure, attacks on other organs. Among other things, they need to avoid flu and colds like the plague.

(Photo: Clarence Tabb Jr., The Detroit News)

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WWJ Interview with Laura Bonnell on Celebrity Softball Fundraiser

Laura Bonnell is interviewed on WWJ about the Bonnell Foundation’s upcoming Celebrity Softball fundraiser – a friendly competition between team Law Enforcement and team Media to see who can raise more money online and who can win on the field. Laura explains how the need to support those with Cystic Fibrosis continues especially during this Coronavirus pandemic.

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Mom Worries About Daughters With CF Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

For most, protective measures to guard against coronavirus are straightforward–avoid close contact and crowds, and work from home if possible, frequent hand washing, and so on. But for people with compromised immune systems, the threat is much more real. Laura Bonnell has two daughters with cystic fibrosis, she talked live with WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.

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