Most normal Aussie teens when they turn 18 are just excited about being able to go to the pub, or maybe they want a new phone, or even a rust-bucket car for their coronation into official adulthood. But Townsville teen Abi Chase wanted something very few people could give her: a new set of lungs. “Normality is something I never had,” she told Yahoo News Australia. She was born with cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects the lungs and digestive system thanks to a malfunctioning gene that produces thick and sticky mucus in the lungs and intestines. As a result she was required to use oxygen and struggled to do the most mundane physical activities in her late teens. “I couldn’t walk more than five metres without having either a severe coughing fit or fainting,” she explained. At 17, as Abi tried to prepare for her final exams, all […]