Grand Rapids (WZZM) - Fifty years ago, children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis didn't live long enough to attend their first day of school.
This genetic condition affects the lungs and causes an overproduction of mucus making it difficult to breath. It also affects the digestive system.
Medical advances have changed that and now many are able to live longer lives, but right now there still is no cure.
To talk more about the local support for Cystic Fibrosis patients is Kerri Delacher from the Friends & Families for Cycstic Fibrosis and Sophia Cerniglia who live with the condition.
Click on the video link to watch the segment.
To support the Friends & Family of Cystic Fibrosis, you can participate in the Bid for Bachelors & Bachelorettes Saturday March 2nd.
The auction is at DeVos Place and begins at 7pm. Tickets are available and cost $20.
To learn more about Bid for Bachelors and to see who you can bid on, click here. To learn more about Friends & Families of Cystic Fibrosis, click here.