Abbie was born 5 weeks premature but was otherwise healthy or so we thought until 10 days later when we received the results of her newborn screening test and the devastating news that she had inherited the genetic, life limiting condition Cystic Fibrosis. She had two hospital admissions in those early few months, thankfully unrelated but due to a viral infection and still very scary and distressing as a parent. Despite numerous daily treatments including tablets, inhalers, nebulisers and gruelling physiotherapy sessions Abbie remains a very bubbly, loving child with the most amazing manners any two year old could ever have. She is such a sociable, loving little girl who instantly lights up the lives of those around her. The bond she shares with her brother is adorable and he will be her guardian for a long time to come I'm sure, right by her side caring and protecting as big brothers should. He likes to get involved in her care and can often be found administering her evening physio session, much to her delight. She has regular 3 monthly hospital check ups which sometimes can involve x rays and blood tests but she just takes it all in her stride and amazes me every day with her resilience and confidence. She truly is my inspiration.