IT IS an indisputable truth that the country now knows a great deal more about cystic fibrosis than it did a week ago. That is the immediate impact of what, in almost any other circumstances, would be a trauma for family and friends without any wider attention being paid.
ONE in five children with cystic fibrosis in Scotland do not receive specialist care, according to an official report into the disease which describes services as "inadequate".
GORDON BROWN today insisted he was confident about his son Fraser's future after the four-month-old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Key quote "The NHS is doing a great job, and Gordon and Sarah are very optimistic that the advances being made in medicine will help [Fraser] and many others, and they hope to be able to play their part in doing what they can to help others." - Treasury statement
A TEENAGE girl with cystic fibrosis has inspired her father and brother to put on their running shoes to raise awareness of the devastating condition.
A TEENAGE girl with cystic fibrosis inspired her father and brother to put on their running shoes to raise awareness about the devastating condition.