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Middletown Transcript
  • Student from Townsend isn't letting cystic fibrosis slow him down

  • Michael Davis finished second in his age group at Friday's Otter Trotter 5K race at Old State Elementary, after winning his age group in the first 5K he ever tried earlier this year.
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  • An Old State Elementary fifth grader isn’t letting the lung disease cystic fibrosis stop him from excelling at competitive running.
    Michael Davis of Townsend finished second in his age group at Friday’s Otter Trotter 5K race at Old State Elementary, after winning his age group in the first 5K he ever tried earlier this year.
    How does it feel to be running so well?
    “It means a lot. It’s more motivation to conquer CF,” said Davis.
    He explained that cystic fibrosis often makes breathing difficult.
    “It sometimes feels like a weight on your chest,” Davis said.
    So why did he want to try running 5K races?
    “To gain that motivation to make my lungs stronger,” he said.
    His mother, Jen Caruso, couldn’t help but smile after her son’s performance at the Otter Trotter 5K.
    “I’m full of emotion and extremely proud,” she said. “He has to swallow 40 pills and take two or three breathing treatments every day, so to see him run a 5K and finish is amazing. To see him finish first or second is inspirational.”

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