Florida National University Participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk

FNU and Pediatric Respiratory Care of South Florida
Florida National University the Pediatric Respiratory Care of South Florida

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, students from the Respiratory Therapy program participated in the Annual Cystic Fibrosis Walk on Virginia Beach. Florida National University (FNU) paired with the Pediatric Respiratory Care of South Florida which employs many of the graduates from FNU’s Respiratory Therapy program.

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Florida National University Faculty and Staff at the Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disease that affects children at a young age. In the 1980s the life span for CF patients was only until the teenage years. Today, thanks to ongoing research, the life span for CF patients has increased to the late forties or fifties.

FNU’s administration and faculty were represented by Dr. Loreto Almonte, Professor Luis De Velasco, Professor Jose A Lammoglia, Yosmel Hernandez, a graduate from FNU’s RET program, and Alicia Perez Machado, an FNU Respiratory Therapy student. The family members of some of the students and professors also attended the event as entertainment was provided for the children. It was great to see family members providing support. Students present were: Mariangelis Atila, Ramon Alvarez, Annie Morales, Angela St. Fleur, Raul Quintana, Rose Marcial, and Yaime Alarcon.

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FNU Staff, Faculty and family members getting ready to walk for Cystic Fibrosis

FNU awards an Associate of Art and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree.

For information on FNU’s Respiratory Therapy degree programs, please call Florida National University’s Office of Admissions at 305-821-3333.

 

 

 

 

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FNU students, faculty and family at the Cystic Fibrosis Walk
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