MEDICATION and horse riding have helped improve life for a Clarkson woman with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
Cassandra Domjahn (27) had a lung function of around 25 per cent and was facing a double lung transplant before she became eligible for a life-changing medication called Orkambi in 2016.
To manage the disease, Ms Domjahn takes about 20 tablets and undertakes physiotherapy and nebuliser treatments every day.
She also endures lengthy stays in hospital for IV antibiotics about every four months or when the need arises.
“While life isn’t always easy, I make the most of it,” she said.
“I have the same dreams and ambitions as every other person in their late 20s: I want to go travelling, own my own property, get married and start a family.
“Having children of my own is likely not possible due to my health, which was a hard pill to swallow but have now come to terms with.
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