State: South Carolina
At seven months old, Chelsea was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This is a chronic disease that causes mucus buildup to clog various organs including the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. The condition often leads to life-threatening lung infections and also interferes with food absorption. Chelsea must endure daily breathing treatments using a percussion vest and nebulizer as well as enzyme treatments every time she eats. She must also take numerous medications daily and is in and out of the hospital frequently.
Chelsea’s wish came true when she got the chance to rollerskate onscreen during a scene of the hit CBS show “Gary Unmarried,” starring Jay Mohr! She had the best time and she couldn’t have asked for a better cast and crew to have helped her during her first onscreen appearance.