Ben Mudge Takes Over Cure4CF
Ben Mudge is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affected his lungs, pancreas, and other organs.
Growing up, Ben was a sporty child who loved to play around with friends and stay active. His cystic fibrosis never prevented him from doing the things he loved. But at the age of 18, things turned around for the worse – Ben developed a chest infection that reduced his lung capacity to 66 percent. Previous to this, he was in excellent condition and was above 100 percent lung capacity.
Describing how the chest infection felt, Ben said: “I’d never had any issues with breathing at all before that. But then after that it felt like someone was squeezing the bottom of my lungs shut. That’s when I knew I had to get exercising.”