Debbie's Story

My son was given the gift of life last December. Canada approved the miracle drug Trikafta that treats the underlying causes of Cystic Fibrosis, a progressive, degenerative lung disease. At the age of 26, we didn't expect him to reach the age of 27. His lungs were functioning at 17% capacity and he battled one lung infection after the other during Covid. Yet he was not eligible for a lung transplant. Instead of an invasive surgery, he received this drug which has given him the gift of life! He can breathe and rarely does coughing interfere with his health nor quality of life. His coughing was so extreme, he no longer went out in public as people would fear he had Covid. We travelled home to visit family last month, and he hiked 17 km in one day. The trip would not have been possible, nor his lungs capable of this many steps! We are so grateful that this medication was discovered and made available to Canadians living with Cystic Fibrosis!