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The Association of Interim Police Officers of the Balearic Islands (ASPIB) demonstrates its spirit of solidarity with the Respiralia Foundation.
According to its bylaws, at the time of its dissolution as a legal entity, the resources accumulated during the years of its existence were to be donated to a non-profit organization working with children.
Once its function ended and the Association was extinguished, its Board of Directors chose the “Educate is Health in Cystic Fibrosis” project of the Respiralia Foundation as the destination of its resources.
Guiem Salleras, member of its Board of Directors, made official the donation of 1.400,00 € to our project, money that will be used to offer 46 training sessions in autogenous drainage, inhaled therapy and hygiene measures to children with Cystic Fibrosis throughout 2021.
Education equals Health in Cystic Fibrosis
It is the main program of direct care for people with Cystic Fibrosis of the Respiralia Foundation. Its objective is to convert children and young people with Cystic Fibrosis in people who manage the treatment of their disease in an autonomous way, without excessive dependence on the professional team, to gain in quality of life.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, serious and degenerative disease that to date has no cure.
It mainly affects the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and sweat glands.
Currently, more than 2,000 mutations are known to cause the disease.
Statistics show that 1 in 5,000 people in Spain has Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 6,400 in the Balearic Islands) and 1 in 35 people is a carrier of a gene that causes the disease.
In the Balearic Islands there are 73 known diagnosed cases, but statistics speak of between 85 and 90 possible cases.
The awareness project of the Respiralia Foundation aims to raise awareness of this disease in order to discover those cases of people who have Cystic Fibrosis but have not yet been diagnosed.