Lisa Hollins, who lives in Nottingham, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis 18 years ago.
She believes the new centre will play a big part in the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
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The pellet pierced two-year-old Pemble's right eye, causing irreparable damage to the iris.
The driver and passenger were shaken but otherwise unhurt.
The driver was parked up in a lay-by in Leicestershire when a man approached him.