Tauranga sisters Kristie Purton (33) and Nikki Reynolds-Wilson (25) are on a mission to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis by doing random acts of kindness for others in the community.
Both were born with Cystic Fibrosis, a hereditary condition that
clogs lungs with thick sticky mucus, meaning they have limited lung
capacity and a reduced expected lifespan. Originally the sisters were
not expected to live past 18, however both have passed this milestone,
and are leading active lives with their families and children.
Rather than dwelling on the negative aspects of their condition, the
pair have started ‘65 days of good deeds’ for others in the community,
and celebrating each moment of their life with their kids. They deliver
home baking to emergency teams, distribute donated clothing and toys to
others in need, pay for car parking and perform other random acts of
kindness while raising the awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.
Recently Nikki has undergone a double lung transplant which is
expected to extend her life span by eight to ten years. She is
recovering well and looking forward to being able to be more active with
her four year old daughter Skyla.
Both Kristie and Nikki have been chosen as finalists for the Spirit of Attitude category in this year's Attitude Awards.
To recognise the generosity and selflessness of the sisters, we gave
them $5,000 each to spend on whatever they choose, as a little kindness
coming back to them for all their good deeds.
You can follow the Cystic Sisters on their Facebook Page here.