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The Blissful Breathing Trust

BBT is a trust founded by a local South African family who has been affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Our mission is to provide access to expensive yet life-saving medications and treatments for those who need it most and now. CF is a genetic disorder that primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems. There is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis, and treatment mainly focuses on managing symptoms, preventing complications, and improving quality of life. In South Africa, access to these treatments is limited and treatments are extremely expensive. BBT was founded by a local family who knows firsthand the impact that CF can have on a person's life and the lives of those around them. Our main beneficiary, Lize de Villiers, was born on 3 November 2000, and was diagnosed at the age of 3 months. Her parents were told that she would not live to see the day she turned 10. BBT is initiated to help support Lize and her family afford the healthcare she requires to live a full life.