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Benefit for Ellsworth area 21-month-old with CF furthers hope

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The obstacles to good health for 21-month-old Ava Schutz are so overwhelming that hope seems elusive.

Her parents, Jared and Jessa, have been told the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient will continue to take the medications and therapy she's now receiving for the rest of her life. They've also been made aware the average life expectancy for such patients is between 25 and 35 years. Even getting a cold, the flu or pneumonia could prove deadly.


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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