Today’s featured artist is Ashley Gaudet with her submission titled “Floating Flowers”.
“The symptoms in patients with PCD are due to defects in cilia that sit atop cells lining the respiratory tract, from the nose to the smallest airways of the lungs. The cilia do not beat rhythmically, making it difficult for mucus to move properly. Bacteria remain in the airway, causing frequent infections in the lungs and sinuses.
Infants with PCD have difficulty breathing and may initially require supplemental oxygen or even breathing support. At some point, their breathing improves, but other symptoms may increase with age such as persistent ear infections, runny nose, and a daily wet cough.
The build-up of mucus can result in bronchiectasis, which causes bronchial tubes to weaken and stretch out, and often leads to pneumonia.” ~ St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The PCD Artist Project is a collaborative effort by artist to raise awareness for PCD or primary ciliary dyskinesia and support the PCD Smiles program. Each artist who submitted art work to the project either has PCD or has a PCD family member.
The PCD Artist Project’s 2021 exhibition merchandise ranges from apparel, giftware, home furnishings, and printed products such as posters, prints, wall art, and other items, all created from our exhibition; which can be viewed on PCD Smiles’s website. It is our hope that you support the PCD Smiles program by purchasing exhibition merchandise today.
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