MJ’s standing up to the cystic fibrosis that affects his lungs
Diagnosed as a baby, MJ has cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that affects the lungs and digestive system.
MJ has grown up participating in regular childhood activities, but has daily rituals to cope with his condition. MJ takes 22-26 pills a day, including pancreatic enzymes with every meal and every snack. Since CF causes mucus build-up in the lungs, MJ breathes into a mask every morning and night, and also does percussion therapy, which helps to loosen the mucus.