Maisie's Magnificent Challenge

Hi I'd like to update you all, we have decided to borrow the money to buy Maisie a vest as she has been so poorly, but the money we have raised will go towards purchasing the next size vests and other physio equipment.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to every single one of you that donated we really do appreciate it xxx

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a faulty gene. This gene controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your cells, so the lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food.

More than 2.5 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene, around one in 25 of the population.

There is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis but many treatments are available to manage it, includingphysiotherapy, exercise, medication and nutrition.

Each week five babies are born with cystic fibrosis, and two people die.

The Vest 
Airway Clearance SystemThe Vest™ is a unique therapy system designed to help mobilise pulmonary secretions through high frequency chest wall oscillation.

The Vest™ system consists of an inflatable vest connected by tubes to an air pulse generator. The generator rapidly inflates and deflates the vest, compressing and releasing the chest wall. This technology is called high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO).

The rapid chest movement mimics ‘mini-coughs’ that dislodge and thin the mucus, moving it along to the central airways. The Vest therapy treats all lobes of the lungs simultaneously and is technique independent. It can be beneficial to patients across the continuum of care, including acute and post-acute facilities, as well as in the home.

Features:Easy to use Air Pulse Generator
Touch button controls enable easy adjustment of the frequency and intensity of the oscillation to enable the therapy to be customized for each patients clinical requirements.

An integral therapy time setting allows the treatment session to be set and will automatically stop the Air Pulse Generator at the end of the treatment session. Alternatively if the session is interrupted the timer will indicate the treatment time still remaining to ensure therapy is delivered as planned.

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