Hollie – Cystic Fibrosis
Hi, I’m Hollie. I’m 10 years old and I have Cystic Fibrosis.
My mum has told me that I have a gene that doesn’t work and makes it hard for me to breathe properly. It also means that I pick up infections more easily than other people so I have to see the doctors a lot.
I have had to go to hospital lots of times and miss lots of school and parties because I’m too poorly. I had my first major operation when I was five days old but I don’t remember that. Because my lungs don’t work properly I can’t walk very far or run for long so I need a special buggy for when I get tired.
I have raised money for Caudwell Children by holding a special Halloween Party near to my house. They took me and my family to Disney World in America for a holiday where I got to meet the princesses and see Cinderella’s castle. They also bought me my buggy so that I can go out with my mum to the shops or to the park.
I will never forget our trip to Disney World, I wish I could go back but Mum says I can’t, so I look at the pictures and my special memory book instead.