Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
* clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
* obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.( www.cff.org)
The meaning behind "65 Roses" is what some children with cystic fibrosis (CF) call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce.
Proceeds from the sale of this pendant will benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit www.cff.org for more information.
Each pendant is individually hand stamped on 3/4" stainless steel disk with a 1/2" copper disk.
Add a silver chain or a silver keychain, for an extra charge if desired.
Special Note: Each jewelry piece is handstamped. We do not use a press or machine to create the text on any of the pieces shown. Please note that the imperfections such as floating or uneven letters and designs are part of the character and charm of the jewelry piece and should not be considered defects.
Caution: to keep your pendant looking its very best, it is recommended you do not wear it in water for prolonged periods