Brick Woman Recieves a Life Changing Gift from ‘The Bachelor’
Amanda Rutherford of Brick has been living with cystic fibrosis practically since birth. Thanks to Colton Underwood, aka 'The Bachelor," Amanda's life just got a bit easier.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. It makes breathing difficult and puts those who suffer from it at a higher risk of getting infections.
Amanda, like most who deal with CF, starts their days on a nebulizer to aid breathing and fight infections. 45 minutes on the couch. Amanda has had to do this three times a day for quite some time. Until now.
Colton Underwood's foundation gifted Amanda with AffloVest, a first of its kind battery-operated mobile airway clearance system. It allows those with cystic fibrosis to go about their day while receiving their necessary treatments.
Amanda, who works two jobs and lives an active lifestyle told Brick Patch that she doesn't have time to be sitting around while receiving treatments.
AffloVest is often not covered by insurance and can cost upwards of $20,000. Amanda, who is quite a fan of Colton and The Bachelor follows Colton on social media and learned about his foundation. There, she applied for an AffoVest. Not only did she get the vest, but she got to meet Colton who personally delivered it to her.
The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created by former NFL player to support and provide resources for people living with cystic fibrosis.
[source: Brick Patch]