50 Cystic Fibrosis Patients to Receive Free AffloVests

High frequency chest wall oscillation devices will be distributed this month to help aid airway clearance.

The AffloVest is a high-frequency, fully mobile chest wall oscillation vest that aids in airway clearance. Beginning in January 2018, The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation and AffloVest manufacturer International Biophysics Corp. will donate one AffloVest to a cystic fibrosis patient living in each state.

Created in 2015 by former NFL linebacker Colton Underwood, The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation encourages youth participation in athletics and provides resources for research and support of people with cystic fibrosis.

"We are thrilled and honored to work with Colton and his Legacy Foundation to help cystic fibrosis patients across the country,” said H. David Shockley, Jr., International Biophysics' CEO. “We share a commitment to helping improve the quality of life for these patients and are excited to be working together on the project."

Colton Underwood said, "We are now accepting nominations for patient recipients and will be giving away the first AffloVest in January 2018 in Denver, Colorado. We greatly appreciate International Biophysics' sponsorship of the project and are looking forward to working together to help patients across the U.S. receive next generation treatment."

Billed under Medicare code E0483, the AffloVest is designed for treating patients with a variety of diagnoses, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS, quadriplegia and other neuromuscular diseases.

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