Sera’s hip hope for dis­ease cure

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By KRISTIE LIM

SERA Tay­lor (26), who has cys­tic fi­bro­sis, is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis WA’s 65 Roses cam­paign this month to raise money to find a cure for the dis­ease.

Cys­tic fi­bro­sis is a chronic dis­ease, which pri­mar­ily af­fects the lungs and di­ges­tive sys­tem.

Ms Tay­lor said it was dif­fi­cult to live with her con­di­tion.

“You wake up, take your medicine; it’s so hard to get up and go out,” she said.

“If it is cold, I get quite sore and in sum­mer, I could also get quite sore be­cause of the salt in my body and my mus­cles could tighten.”

Ms Tay­lor said de­spite tak­ing a rare medicine to treat her con­di­tion, her cur­rent health was wors­en­ing.

“In 2014, I had 33 per cent lung ca­pac­ity and that is about the time where you need a lung trans­plant,” she said.

“I got re­fused the trans­plant… so it ba­si­cally gave me a year to live in 2014.”

As a hip-hop artist, Ms Tay­lor held sev­eral fundrais­ing events fea­tur­ing hip-hop acts, co­me­di­ans and auc­tions.

Ms Tay­lor is plan­ning a Hip Hope for Roses event at Civic Ho­tel In­gle­wood for July.

Cys­tic fi­bro­sis af­fected almost 4000 chil­dren and young adults liv­ing in Aus­tralia.

Visit https://give.ev­ery­day­hero. com/au/seras-65-roses-curse-in­to­cure.

Sera Tay­lor wants to find a cure for her crip­pling dis­ease.

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