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Breathe for Bree: a young girl's hope for a cure

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – 30,000 people have Cystic Fibrosis in the United States, a disease with no cure. But one young girl in Conway wants to change that.

When she was just two years old, Bree Labiak was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a disease that affects approximately 70,000 people world-wide. It is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes mucus to build up and clog certain organs of the body.

 For a child with CF, the average lifetime is into their late 30s.

Bree Labiak is only 9 years old and wants to raise money to help find a cure.

"I'm raising money for the scientists trying to find a cure, my goal is $15,000 which is a lot," says Bree Labiak.

Her mom, Lynn, knows it is a lofty goal.

"She is an amazing child on an amazing mission, and she just needs a little help," says Lynn Grayden-Labiak, Bree's mom.

Bree began by going door to door, and now has a web page created to raise the money:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/breathe-for-bree

For more information on CF you can visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

www.CFF.org

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