Hertfordshire teenager Ben Witham is one of six youngsters with Cystic Fibrosis to spearhead a new campaign designed to counter the stigma of the confition.
Ben, 14, said: "I hope that I can help other teenagers my age to deal with their CF in a positive way and not get miserable about it."
More details on the condition and the campaign are available on the Cystic Fibrosis Trust website.
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