Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / by Zifan Gao
For most couples, the matrimonial home represents their largest asset and it is a place of emotional significance – filled with both positive and negative memories.
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SickKids VS CF: The Rise of Individualized Medicine
In the 1950s, The chance of a kid with cystic fibrosis living past five, he says, is 50/50. Plus, the short lives kids do have are mostly miserable. Long stretches in hospitals, and a near-endless chain of inhalers and antibiotics and terrible lung infections. Today, things are a lot different.
One SickKids patient, Mac Robertson, isn’t just surviving, he’s thriving. Mac is 14 now, but he has been a CF patient at SickKids since he was only 18 months. He’s a strong, six-foot teenager. He plays elite baseball. He's one hundred and sixty five pounds. He's a big boy. He's very healthy.
When he was interviewed by the reporter at SickKids, he said: " Sometimes, I'm gonna be honest, I forget I even have it. It's like when I'm doing something with my friends, I just don't pay attention to it at all."
He still needs to be careful about his meds. But his quality of life? His health? They’re both amazing.
But why is that? How did we get from the grim reality of the 1950’s to Mac Robertson? And what does SickKids have to do with it? Find out the full story here.