Mum shares sons heartbreaking battle with cystic fibrosis.
Reggie Bird, 44, has spoken about her nine-year-old son Lucas battle with cystic fibrosis.
The mother-of-two, who won Big Brother in 2003, revealed that the nine-year-old recently told her he ‘didn’t want to live’ with the disorder, shares Daily Mail.
Speaking during an emotional podcast for WHO magazine, she said: ‘It’s mentally draining.’
‘At the moment he’s saying, “Mummy, I don’t want to live. I don’t want to live with cystic fibrosis, I don’t want to be here”.’
‘A little nine-year-old saying they don’t want to live… it’s not good,’ she added.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder where sufferers develop ‘excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system’.
With no cure for the condition available yet, Reggie takes her son to physiotherapy every day for treatment.
A – Z of Cystic Fibrosis L=Liver Disease Cystic Fibrosis associated liver disease (CFLD) affects 30% of patients and now is the third cause of death after lung disease and transplant complications. The CFLD is more common in those with severe mutations of the CFTR gene. So Lucas is one of these! Lucas liver is not functioning properly and in this video Lucas was just waking up after having a Liver Biopsy. This was done to check how bad his liver is becoming. Lucas always has high liver readings! There is no treatment on a transplant at stage end of liver disease. #azofcysticfibrosis #LiverDisease #NotJustLungs #CysticFibrosis #WeNeedACure #OrkambiNow #65Roses #CfWarrior
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