The Lea Marie Faraone Foundation (LMFF) surprised 10-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, Joey Miller with an AffloVest for Christmas.
An AffloVest is the first battery-operated High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy that let patients with bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and neuromuscular diseases receive state-of-the-art airway clearance therapy on the go.
The surprise donation took place in the rehabilitation clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center where Joey receives treatment. LMFF partnered with Austin, Texas-based, AffloVest to provide the vest and worked with Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to select the recipient.
The AffloVest will give Joey more freedom and mobility to streamline his therapy, enhance airway clearance, help mobilize lung secretions, and promote treatment adherence.
All AffloVests are designed to deliver seamless mobility, without the restriction of bulky hoses and generators found in other therapies to help improve the quality of life for patients with neuromuscular and respiratory diseases.
Lea felt strongly that since all individuals fighting chronic illness might not see a cure in their lifetime, that there should be work done to help their quality of life now. LMFF strives to carry out this mission while keeping the memory of Lea alive in its work.