Health

Couple's push for cystic fibrosis cure after learning daughter's life expectancy

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
May 4 2022 - 9:00am
Fight for a cure: Four-year-old Myla Sheaff's parents have raised more than $47,000 to try to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

When Ryan and Kristen Sheaff's four-year-old daughter Myla was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis about a year ago, they were told her life expectancy would be just 38 years of age.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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