Daughter helped by drugs tested on mother’s lung tissue

Johnna Allison’s experience with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been dramatically different from her mother’s, beginning with the diagnosis. Allison was 43 when her CF was confirmed in 2008. Her mother was 10 when she and three siblings were diagnosed. “The doctors pretty much told [my grandparents] to take them home and love them because they would not live very long,” recalls Allison, of Rock Island, Illinois. Read more …

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