FDA Approves Kalydeco

The CF community is buzzing with excitement over the FDA approval of Kalydeco. This is a HUGE breakthrough toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis! Although Kalydeco is not made to treat Jesse’s specific mutation, it means that a similar drug that is made for his mutation could be right around the corner. I found this video that I thought did a good job of explaining what having this CF mutation means and how this drug will fix it (you can stop watching when they start listing all the possible side effects).

To read more about Kalydeco, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.