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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that: clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
The Purple Palace Orphanage is located in Tijuana, Mexico and was specifically renovated to care for children who would otherwise be homeless and hungry. Before construction began, founders of the orphanage, Tyler and Connie Youngkin, had been renting a small warehouse to care for needy children.
Over the course of 6 months, employees from Plumbing Plus volunteered their time over the weekend to help renovate the Purple Palace Orphanage. In addition to volunteered time, Plumbing Plus ownership also paid for employees to help out during the work week.
While there were numerous groups that volunteered their time and talent, Plumbing Plus created 15 bathrooms, a commercial sized kitchen and large laundry room that did not previously exist.
In addition to the labor needed to complete this huge undertaking, Plumbing Plus coordinated with its vendors and donated all the materials needed to complete the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room projects. The Purple Palace Orphanage now cares for over 100 children.