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Sunday, May 29, 2016

NC man’s life-long struggle with Cystic Fibrosis highlights need for awareness

Colin Wilson as a little boy and recently as he was hospitalized. Photos from Wilson family.
WNCN | Lauren Haviland

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Governor Pat McCrory has named May “Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month” in North Carolina.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting nearly 70,000 children and adults worldwide, more than 800, including Colin Wilson, living in North Carolina.

On Sunday, Wilson described how he was feeling.

“I am feeling fine, a little out of breath,” said the 23-year-old, who has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis since birth.

It’s nothing out of the ordinary for Wilson.

His mother, Elizabeth Register, described her son as, “very inspiring to me and his family.”

As Wilson gets older, his condition gets worse, and everyday life becomes more difficult. Continue reading
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