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Blake vs Cystic Fibrosis

IST is excited to walk alongside the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Great Strides to help a young boy named Blake fight Cystic Fibrosis. Blake is a very active 8-year-old attending 3rd grade and loving every minute of it. Blake was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 6 weeks after his newborn screening came back positve for CF. He takes all his medication like a champ, but in the end, he’s just a regular boy.

Blake uses his airway clearance vest twice a day for 20+ minutes. He swallows 33 pills on an average “healthy” day.Blake completes a nebulizer breathing treatment twice a day for about ten mintues. At times, Blake coughs so hard he can’t even breathe.

During these times he also takes a couple rounds of antibiotics and does additional breathing treatments.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.It clogs the lungs and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

IST has been raising money and awareness for Blake since he was 4 years old. Help us add tomorrows to Blake’s future.

"IST believes in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Great Strides towards a cure. Take part in Great Stride: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis 2017 by sponsoring your local IST employee!"

-Hal Blackman

President & CEO

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