Woman who died at 24 from cystic fibrosis inspires research into how Tai Chi can ease symptoms of the life-limiting disease


A new study into the benefits of Tai Chi for patients suffering cystic fibrosis is being funded by the family of a woman who lost her life to the disease.
Tracie Lawlor died in November 2007 of sepsis, after being admitted to hospital for what should have been routine treatment for her illness.

The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the genetic condition, which causes a build up of mucus in the lungs and digestive system, when she was just a year old.
In a cruel twist of fate, her younger brother Joe, born three years later when Tracie was four, was also diagnosed with CF.

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