Sutton Burnett


When Sutton was 5 days old, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes a thick, sticky mucus to build up on her lungs and digestive system. In her first year, Sutton was admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston) 6 times. Each day, Sutton has about 2 hours of therapy which includes breathing treatments and chest percussion therapy (CPT) which was call her ‘tickle vest’. She takes about 20 pills each day to help with her digestion and keep her healthy. Because bacteria can easily get ‘caught up’ in her lunch, she is more susceptible to illness so we have to be careful with exposure to areas with large crowds and germs.