In France, the LR Global Kids Fund e. V. supports the sports camp “Etoiles de Neiges”, which helps children and youths who suffer from the incurable metabolic disease cystic fibrosis. The aim is to offer these youngsters and their families a helping hand in dealing with the disease.
Those suffering from cystic fibrosis benefit a lot from sporting activities. Exercise improves not only their physical fitness and lung function but also has a positive effect on their self-esteem. The effort causes the mucous in the lungs to dissolve and allows the young patients to finally breathe freely again. The sick children also improve their endurance and muscular power. This, in turn, strengthens their bodies for an upcoming organ transplant.