Cystic Fibrosis NZ - Bay of Plenty

  Bay of Plenty
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The BOP branch of CFNZ raises funds to help with the extra costs of having CF. The branch is run by volunteers and needs help.

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  Bay of Plenty

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common inherited genetic condition in NZ. One in 25 of us carry the gene. CF affects many organs in the body, primarily the lungs and the digestive system. Thick mucus in the lungs means most people with CF do breathing exercises, combined with liquid medications taken via nebuliser treatment, twice a day. Many people with CF also struggle to put/keep on weight.

Therefore physiotherapy, exercise/sports, keeping healthy (away from bugs) and eating the CF way (high energy, high fat and lots of salt are key ingredients) are vitally important and require more effort and costs than for people without CF.

The BOP branch of CFNZ raises funds to help with the extra costs of having CF. We:

- provide new or replacement medical equipment or supporting equipment including portable nebulisers and sterilisers (with high use they are also replaced regularly)

- help costs that isn't covered by government grants, such as heating/power

- provide vouchers to help cover the additional costs associated with hospital stays (ie children in hospital have meals provided but parents who stay with them don't, and most hospital stays are 1-2 weeks)

- support the BOP costs of the national CFNZ Breath4CF grant system for people with CF

- help with education for families and health professionals, by sending people to specialized CF conferences and meetings

- cover specialist professional health or related services. For example, we raised funds to trial a community physiotherapist for our people. This trial was successful and has been picked up by the BOPDHB.

- support the national organization that raises funds, employs fieldworkers, works with health and government agencies, lobbies for better services and funding etc.

More about us

The Bay of Plenty branch of CFNZ supports those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) who live in the region. CF is an inherited condition that requires intensive treatment. Ongoing and progressive treatment and medical care are critical to those with CF. We help families and people with CF as there are many hidden costs to this condition - raising funds to be able to provide support is our main aim.

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Breathe easy  26 March 2019

Posted by: Cystic Fibrosis NZ - Bay of Plenty

It is never easy to farewell one of our community. Kristie Purton is an inspiration to us all and will be forever in the hearts of those who have known her. Breathe easy Kristie.

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Alejandro Gibson
Alejandro Gibson on 16 Jun 2019
Rachel on 04 Apr 2019
Kristie you were such an inspiration
Joyce & Donald Purton
Joyce & Donald Purton on 01 Apr 2019
Kristie, you will forever be in our thoughts.
Neil Gamman and Trish
Neil Gamman and Trish on 26 Mar 2019
Kristie is now in the arms of our Lord.
Fowler Homes BOP
Fowler Homes BOP on 25 Mar 2019

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