This Baby Looks Normal, But Her Parents Do Something Shocking To Keep Her Alive

If you saw somebody hitting their little one, you’d likely be outraged — but what if it was necessary to save the child’s life?

What these parents do every day to their baby girl has been interpreted as child abuse, even though it’s a vital treatment that keeps her alive and well.

In October 2016, Sam Carrier and her partner from Birmingham, England, learned that their infant daughter, Daisy, had tested positive for two strands of cystic fibrosis. This genetic disorder causes a life-threatening buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can make breathing difficult and damage the lungs and digestive system. Unfortunately, people with this condition also have a shortened life expectancy.

“My world fell apart. It was one of the worst days of my life,” Carrier said, talking about when she learned of her daughter’s cystic fibrosis.

But despite their heartbreak, these parents are dedicated to doing what’s best for their daughter, even if it means being criticized for giving her the physiotherapy treatments she needs.

One of her treatments is positive expiratory pressure therapy, which involves wearing a mask and exhaling into a device that creates pressure in the lungs and keeps airways from closing.

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