Cystic Fibrosis affects 1 in 2,500 babies who are born with Cystic Fibrosis. This means there is a 1 in 4 chance that any baby will have Cystic Fibrosis.
With such a large number of Australian families having to deal with children with Cystic Fibrosis, the cost of the disease can impact the whole family not just financially, but socially, emotionally and mentally. According to a 2013 research study entitled Understanding the costs of care for cystic fibrosis: an analysis by age and health state, the cost of Cystic Fibrosis per person can range from $10,000 to US $33,000 per year.
This is an additional cost for families on top of the general living costs that an average Australian would have.
Fundraising for individuals who have Cystic Fibrosis is therefore a common method to help families during a tough time. Although fundraising can be seen as a short term aid to help families who are struggling financially, it can also help families get back on their feet during the diagnosis period or to get a better balance of lifestyle for their family.
Allowing families to spend more time with their loved ones and to have time to understand treatment options, and more about Cystic Fibrosis is an important part of providing the best quality care possible, one in which many families do not have the time to do.
Creating a fundraising page can be hard to do or time consuming. However, using PeoplePledge online fundraising platform, Australians will gain flexibility to promote their fundraising page while taking care of their family.