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How Lab-made 'Mini-organs' Can Treat Cystic Fibrosis

The difference made in Heijden’s life

The difference made in Heijden’s life

However, for patients such as Heijden, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child, the research has had a tremendous impact on her overall health, helping her to regain her strength. “It was like somebody opened the curtains and said, ‘Sunshine, here I am, please come out and play.’ It's strange to think this is all linked to some of my cells in a lab,” she said.