A BASSENDEAN resident suffering from cystic fibrosis is raising money to find a cure for the disease.
Sera Taylor (26) is participating in Cystic Fibrosis WA’s 65 Roses campaign as a part of cystic fibrosis month.
Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease, which primarily affects the lungs and digestive system.
Ms Taylor said it was difficult to live with her condition.
“You wake up, take your medicine, it’s so hard to get up and go out,” Ms Taylor said.
“If it is cold, I get quite sore and in summer, I could also get quite sore because of the salt in my body and my muscles could tighten.”
Ms Taylor said despite taking a rare medicine her current health was worsening.
“In 2014, I had 33 per cent lung capacity and that is about the time where you need a lung transplant,” she said.
“I got refused the transplant…so it basically gave me a year to live in 2014.
“I was on the pill which helped me survive until my 26th birthday.”
As a hip-hop artist, Ms Taylor held several fundraising events featuring hip-hop acts, comedians and auctions.
Ms Taylor will be hosting her Hip Hope for Roses event at Civic Hotel Inglewood in July.
Cystic fibrosis affected almost 4000 children and young adults living in Australia.
Visit Ms Taylor’s campaign.