Today’s featured artist is Azaylea Ramirez with her submission titled “Shake Cat”.
“PCD is a disease that causes a chronic cough, recurrent infections of the lung (bronchitis and/or pneumonia), and scarring of the airways (bronchiectasis). It also causes chronic sinusitis, and ear infections (otitis media). It also associated with situs inversus totalis (mirror image organ placement).
The cause of this disease lies in malfunctioning cilia (tiny microscopic hair-like structures). Cilia lines the entire respiratory tract (lungs, nose, sinuses, middle ear). Cilia defends these surfaces by moving any inhaled particles (e.g. bacteria) forward out of the lung, like a miniature escalator. In patients with PCD, the cilia are not constructed properly at a microscopic level – some of the parts of the cilia are either missing altogether, or are in the wrong place. The building blocks of the cilia are very complex structures, and are really like a very tiny efficient piece of machinery. If all the parts are not in place, the cilia either do not beat, or beat improperly.” ~ University of North Carolina
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.
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