New drug provides miracle for CDA boy battling Cystic Fibrosis

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by Danielle Grant and KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 26 at 12:02 PM

COEUR D’ALENE-- A recently approved FDA drug is changing one Coeur d’Alene family's life in a dramatic way. Doctors are calling the drug a major breakthrough in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.

Brady Schroeder has battled Cystic Fibrosis his whole life. The new drug is helping Brady feel like a normal 4-year-old.

Brady’s parents, Rebecca and Brock, dedicated days and nights to learning about Kalydeco and the kind of cure it could give.

Rebecca says she immediately saw a change in Brady. He could breathe better, sleep soundly, and even got his sense of smell back.

Inside the doctors office they see evidence the drug is working.  Doctor Michael McCarthy calls Brady a pioneer.

As the weeks go by, they continue to cut down on the number of breathing treatments.
   
It has taken decades and millions of donated dollars to make this drug a reality. Kalydeco only treats 4% of Cystic Fibrosis patients.

If you would like to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation click here.
 

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