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When Jennifer Jones was a child, she was diagnosed with having severe allergies. This condition supposedly was what was causing her breathing difficulties.
It wasn't until Jennifer was 30 years old and had given birth to her son that she finally received the correct diagnosis. She had cystic fibrosis.
Let’s be honest; we take many things in our lives for granted. Breathing, for example, can be something we don’t think about; we just do it.
From the time she was a little girl, Jennifer Jones had difficulty breathing. Doctors thought severe allergies was the culprit. It wasn’t until she was 30 and a new mother to her son did Jennifer receive the correct diagnosis.
Cystic fibrosis causes thick mucus to build up in the body, which leads to internal inflammation and the permanent, irreversible scarring of various organs. This serious genetic condition causes severe damage and can shorten a person's lifespan.
Jennifer's condition was so severe that she was placed on a transplant list with a lung function of slightly more than 10 percent. Her fiance Ron Ronnenberg received the call one day that there was a pair of lungs waiting his beloved.
This condition can shorten a person’s life. Jennifer’s diagnosis was so severe; she was placed on a transplant list. She wouldn’t survive long with her lungs only functioning at 10%.
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