Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that badly affects the pancreas, lungs, liver and intestine. As difficult it is for the sufferer to face this illness, equally difficult it is for his near and dear ones.
Peter Sherlock has personally gone through the shocking effects of cystic fibrosis as his brother-in-law, Robert, is a victim of it. He described Robert living with the disorder as "like trying to breathe through a straw".
To find out a cure for this problem, it's been two years now that he is trying to raise funds for the research and this year once again he has took part in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Escape Car Rally.
This annual rally will take place from October 8 to October 18, and among so many brightly colored cars, one will be driven by Mr. Sherlock. His car will be a 1978 Mercedes 450 SE.
As told by Sherlock, their yearly aim is to raise an amount of $8000 at least but this year it seems quite difficult to raise even this much. They are hoping to collect at least $5000.
In medical terms, Cystic fibrosis is a genetic deficiency that makes it difficult for the salt to move in and out of the cells in a human's body. At present, there is no cure for this disorder.