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     On August 9th, 2011 Adele Elizabeth Higgins was born and immediately rushed into surgery to remove a bowel obstruction resulting in an Ostomy (a surgically created opening connecting her small intestine to the surface of her body). After undergoing multiple testing it was determined that her liver and digestive system were not functioning properly.
     After 10 days in intensive care it was determined the blockage was caused by Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disorder.  Adele spent her first 7 weeks of life fighting to stay alive in the Neonatal ICU enduring multiple surgeries, blood tests, feeding and breathing tubes and attempts to find the right medication and diet to regulate the impact of the disease. 
     Cystic Fibrosis is a lifelong condition requiring intensive medical care and lifelong doctor visits.
     Since her birth, Adele's family has incurred extensive expenses for medications and medical equipment which will be needed for the rest of her life. Currently Adele wears a CF vest 2 to 4 times a day to fragment and push the phlegm out of her lungs which assists her breathing.  A regiment of 12 medications administered throughout the day at the appropriate time requires a knowledgeable caregiver be available throughout the day and night.  A simple sneeze could result in a trip to the emergency room and days in the hospital.

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