From Niagara This Week:
It all started with a cough that wouldn’t go away for Angela Morris.
“They started thinking I had pneumonia,” Morris, a Grade 9 student at Stamford Collegiate Secondary School says.
As it turns out, doctors at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines site found it was something completely different — and life changing — for the Niagara Falls teen. It was discovered she had cystic fibrosis or CF for short…
Since being diagnosed last year, Morris has had to make a few changes in her life.
“I can’t sleep over a friends’ houses. I can’t play sports,” she says.
But according to Nancy Clayton, vice-president of CFC’s Niagara chapter, situations like Angela’s can now be avoided.
Clayton is busy putting together the finishing touches on this year’s Dollar Day, which raises funds for cystic fibrosis research. Niagara Falls residents can get into a 13 different attractions — wax museums, haunted houses and others — on Clifton Hill for just a loonie. This year’s event — the 29th annual — takes place on Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of the Ripley’s Moving Theatre, which closes at 3 p.m.