Cystic fibrosis is a genetic metabolic disorder. In Germany up to 8,000 children, teenagers and adults are affected by this incurable disease. Patients with cystic fibrosis have varying symptoms. It mainly affects the lungs and pancreas but can also affect other organs. Many with this illness suffer from breathing difficulties and severe problems with the digestive system. Patients with cystic fibrosis are among the high risk group for whom the Corona pandemic can be life-threatening.

When our colleague Manuela Richter found out that her two-year-old neighbour Henri had this terrible disease, it was clear to her that she had to do something to help him.

“Every donation helps to support research into cystic fibrosis and to improve the life-expectancy of children and babies. The fight against cystic fibrosis is long and expensive,” Manuela explains.

She asked our company for support and Ralf Wagner our accessories manager did not hesitate to make a contribution with the foundation “KÖMMERLING Better World Stiftung”.

He also took some committed suppliers on board. Together with Innoperform, Regel-air Becks and Hoffner a group donation was made. All three companies produce ventilation solutions for a healthy indoor climate. Fresh air is vital for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Ralf Wagner: “I immediately thought of our partners when I heard about this and they were really keen to help. Together we were able to donate a total of 5,000 EUR to cystic fibrosis research. This may be a small contribution compared to the great suffering of the patients but certainly a signal of hope for Henri.”

The German association Mukoviszidose e.V. networks cystic fibrosis patients and their families as well as doctors, therapists, carers and researchers. The association bundles different experiences, competences and perspectives with the goal to enable all those affected by cystic fibrosis to live their lives as independently as possible.

If you would like to help little Henri, you can do this via his mother’s donation website: