Monday, August 22, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Wacky Hair Day

Last Friday, our school had a Wacky Hair Day to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Paige, one of the Smarties, has CF so our class organised it in her honour. She wrote about what it's like to have it and read it out in front of the whole school at assembly. Here's what she wrote:

CF is short for Cystic Fibrosis, but little kids called it "sixty five roses". Part of my daily treatment is taking tablets every time I eat. I also spend up to one hour a day doing physio and have lots of time in hospital where I have to have lots of needles and pricks, but not all of it is bad.

I get to eat junk food like chips, chocolate and cheese all the time. I also get to meet nice people at hospital. I got to go to the Gold Coast when I was six, organised  by Make-a-Wish. They understand how hard it is having to do so much treatment and it was good to go to the theme parks. I still had to do all my physio and take tablets, but it was still fun.

I will always have to take tablets and do nebs and physio to stay healthy because there isn't a cure for CF. Danica wants to grow up and be a medical scientist and find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. I think she'll be able to do it.

We showed the whole school a video that explains what CF is and how it effects the people who have it. We've seen the video before but thought it would be good for everyone to see it so they could understand why we were raising money.

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N


  1. We are having a wacky hair day this Friday! Check out our photos next week to see if our hair was as wacky as yours.

  2. Well done Paige and all the Smarties for helping to tell everyone at the assembly about Cystic Fibrosis.

  3. Well done Paige, I have cf too and live in England. Your granma let's me know how you are doing! Xx

  4. Hi smarties I am one of the year 1/2 superstars great work!

    From Tess L.