When Abigaël Walker was six years old, she had what at first glance seemed like a very bad cold, but quickly evolved into something bigger.
“Every morning from four to five she would cough to the point of throwing up,” Abigaël’s father Steve Walker told The Record. “I thought she was going to cough up a lung.”
It would be another three years of worsening coughs and greater challenges in doing physical activity before his daughter, who also goes by Abi, was diagnosed with Chronic Relapsing Polychondritis, an extremely rare autoimmune disease that attacks her larynx, trachea and lungs.
Read the full story in Friday’s Record