Welcome to Salty Girls Taste Better

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is part of my life and I am indeed quite salty as salty sweat is a symptom of this relentless disease. Even though people with CF are living longer we are still waiting for treatments that can allow for a better quality of life without several hours of treatments every day and a longer life expectancy. Therefore, all the proceeds from the sales will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

There are currently two shops active; Spreadshirt is based within the European Union and TeePublic in the USA.

Much love,
Johanna

Cystic Fibrosis

“Woe to the child who tastes salty from a kiss on the brow, for he is cursed and soon must die.”

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes the sweat to become very salty and the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus. It primarily affects the lungs and digestive system, but other organs can also be affected. For the disease to manifest two faulty genes are required, one from the mother and one from the father.

There are more than 70,000 people diagnosed with cystic fibrosis world wide. With the treatment available today the life expectance is approximately 40 years, but research provides hope of a better quality of life – and a longer life.