Sabrina Perquis opens up about her cystic fibrosis

In 2011, on TF1, viewers of season 5 of Secret Story discovered the secret of candidate Sabrina Perquis: “ I live with someone else’s lungs “. After spending 11 weeks in the house of secrets, this bubbly and spontaneous candidate moved the public by recounting her fight against cystic fibrosis. Today, she looks back on her journey in her own show on Top Santé TV. She owes her diagnosis above all to the courage of her mother: “ At 4 months, I had no particular problems, but my mother felt that something was wrong. She decided to have me hospitalized by force. After 15 days, he was told that I had cystic fibrosis and that my life expectancy would not exceed 7 years.. » Faced with the smiling face of her baby, Sabrina Perquis’ mother makes the decision to live day by day, without relying on this deadline of 7 years. Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic disease, which mainly affects digestive and respiratory functions. It is estimated that around 200 children with cystic fibrosis are born each year in France, or on average 1 in 4,500 newborns, indicates Inserm.

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At the time, in terms of care, there was not much in place. I spent my entire childhood in the hospital, I even had school in the hospital », says the presenter. “ A child keeps (…)

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