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Student speaks about living with Cystic Fibrosis

Year 8 Tommy Steele from Hull Trinity House Academy is used to coping with the demands that Cystic Fibrosis places on him. This year, however, he has upped the demands he places on himself by volunteering to explain life with CF to all his fellow pupils. In a series of assemblies for Year 7 through to Year 11 he has given a heart-warming and honest account of the effect the condition has on his life.

From the three nebuliser sessions a day, the effect of losing excessive amounts of body salt through the skin, through to the difficulty breathing when playing football, or even going up the stairs. As a student at a school that is a tower block it's a daily problem!

Tommy has opened our eyes at Trinity but with his ready smile and unfaltering optimism he has also inspired us to meet the challenges we face, head on. 

Read more information about Cystic Fibrosis here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cystic-fibrosis