When Amélie was three-and-a-half weeks old, she was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition for which there is no cure; Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. A defective gene makes a protein which causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. The mucus also obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In order to prevent the build up of sticky mucus in the lungs, Amélie has daily physiotherapy. She also has to undertake lots of regular and rigorous physical exercise, as this is very beneficial and has been proven to help mucus clearance and improve long-term health in CF patients.
This is where Stompers comes in. Stompers is a great environment in which we, Amélie’s parents, can deliver her exercise while also ensuring that she enjoys herself at the same time.
Climbing up to the top of the giant, yellow slide is a workout in itself, as is traversing her way across the many ramps and levels that exist in Stompers play gym. She can play football and run around the basketball court with her brother and friends, and she loves to throw herself into the ball pool and swing on hidden rope swing.
When she is older she has already expressed a desire to take on Tag X, so that this fun way of exercising can continue.