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VEST FEET FORWARD; Walkers help raise pounds 8k for Adam.

Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY

A TEESSIDE man who has cystic fibrosis will now benefit from a life-changing piece of equipment thanks to his family and friends.

Adam Morrow, 23, of Normanby Road, Eston, has been in and out of hospital throughout his life after he was born with the condition.

And after he tried the use of an air clearance vest to help his breathing, his family and friends decided to raise money to buy him one. They made donations and took part in a sponsored walk.

HEADLINES: we told In total pounds 8,150 was raised - pounds 7,000 will be spent on the vest and the rest will be given to the Cleveland branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Fund.

Adam's aunt, Iris Suggett, 66, was the oldest walker on the trek from Eston Sports Academy, in Normanby Road, to Marske and back.

She said: "We are really pleased to have collected enough money for the vest.

"We want to thank everyone who donated money and all the people who took part in the walk."

The vest includes an air pulse generator which fills and deflates the vest, compressing and releasing the chest wall up to 25 times per second. This creates mini-coughs that dislodge mucus from the bronchial walls.

Adam is currently using the trial vest for 20 minutes, three times a day.

How of the walk Iris added: "He copes really well with everything and hopefully this will help make things a bit easier." Adam's girlfriend Nicola Crutchley, 22, a nurse at Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital, took part in the walk as well as his mum Marion Bird, 47.

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HEADLINES: How we told of the walk CYSTIC FIBROSIS FUNDS: Adam Morrow, left, with aunt Iris Suggett and with girlfriend Nicola Crutchley, mum Marion Bird and Iris, above. Adam will now benefit from a specialist treatment vest Pictures by IAN COOPER
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 27, 2012
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