Question: Why do two people with cystic fibrosis have to stay apart?

For people with CF, being close to others with the disease puts them at greater risk of getting and spreading dangerous germs and bacteria. This is called cross‐infection. Not only are these dangerous germs difficult to treat, but they can also lead to worsening symptoms and faster decline in lung function.

Why must they stay five feet apart?

Five Feet Apart is a film about two young people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who fall in love but must stay separated because of cross-infection. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust was not involved in the making of this film, but we recognise that it will help to raise vital awareness of the real impact of cystic fibrosis.

What is the life expectancy of cystic fibrosis?

Many young adults with CF finish college or find jobs. Lung disease eventually worsens to the point where the person is disabled. Today, the average life span for people with CF who live to adulthood is about 44 years. Death is most often caused by lung complications.

What disease does Poe have in 5 feet apart?

Five Feet Apart is just one representation of life with cystic fibrosis. CF is a complex disease and the types and severity of symptoms can differ widely from person to person. As a work of fiction, the film portrays only a handful of individuals experiences with CF and may be dramatized for the sake of the story.

What is the alternate ending to five feet apart?

Instead of ending on a heartbreaking note, the film actually opts for an open-ended conclusion, giving audiences hope for Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Wills (Cole Sprouse) romance. “I think we recorded three or four, Sprouse says, speaking over the phone in early March.

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