Jorge Bacardi was born into a life most of would consider winning the luck lottery. He was born into the family that has been making rum for over 100 years. As an adult he would inherit hundreds of millions of dollars.
Unfortunately it wasn’t all luck for Jorge Bacardi. When Jorge was a child he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Doctors predicted he would not live past the age of 12. He did. Next doctors told him he wouldn’t live to be 40. He proved them wrong on that prediction as well. In fact, Jorge turned out not to have cystic fibrosis at all. In the late 1990s Jorge was finally properly diagnosed with a different life-threatening lung disease. The disease Jorge actually suffered from was called primary ciliary dyskinesia. Primary ciliary dyskinesiaa is disease in which the cilia that move mucus through the airways are abnormal, causing the mucus to accumulate and cause infections and blockages. There is no cure.
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