Bucks to Bring Smile to Cystic Fibrosis Patient

Bucks to Bring Smile to Cystic Fibrsis Patient

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by Elizabeth Fay

WAUWATOSA-- Gloria Martinez of Racine was supposed to spend her 23rd birthday cheering on the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

"I'm a big Bucks fan. I always root for the home team," she says.

She missed  watching the Bucks clinch a spot in the playoffs on Saturday because she was hooked up to an IV at Froedtert. She was admitted to the hospital about a week ago and she's still in a hospital bed.

Martinez was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic disease that affects the lungs and the digestive system. People with the disease typically live into their late 30s.The illness causes the body to  produce mucus that can clog the lungs and lead to infections. In Martinez's case, it led to pneumonia.

Because she could not make it to the game, she wishes  the players would come to her. Martinez signed on to Twitter and Facebook and posted a plea for the bucks to visit.. "I'd say it'd make my whole life," says Martinez.

CBS 58 reached out to the Bucks to see if a player was interested in visiting. A member of the Bucks Public Relations team returned our call saying the community relations department would like to work with Gloria to send her to another game or plan a visit with a player.

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