Five Feet Apart by Rachael LippincottCan you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?
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Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. Five Feet Apart stars Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse may play the leads in the romantic drama, but their knowledge of other romantic movie quotes is a little lacking A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.
The film Five Feet Apart was released in the UK today, but even as it reaches audiences it is dividing the cystic fibrosis community. The film is based on the fictional story of two teenagers with the illness. Because of the huge dangers of cross infection between cystic fibrosis patients, they are supposed to follow medical advice and stay six feet apart at all times. There are big questions regarding how the first Hollywood film to highlight the illness might impact both those who have the genetic disorder , but also the understanding of cystic fibrosis CF among the rest of the population. But despite my personal misgivings, it will surely provide a unique insight into lives that most viewers thankfully will never have to experience firsthand and shed light on the problem. And this is good for anyone with CF, or any invisible illness, who will tell you it can be frustrating growing up or living with illnesses that are often misunderstood. From all accounts, despite some obvious creative licence it is Hollywood after all , many of the symptoms are portrayed with alarming accuracy.
Take a breath. Take a deep breath. Those of us who have the luxury of taking breathing for granted get to choose when we think about drawing air into our lungs—to center our thoughts, to relax, to sing, to blow up a balloon, to run. For people with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis CF , every breath is a struggle, a triumph, and a painful reminder that it may be the last. Just a few decades ago, the life expectancy for those born with CF was
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Dying of the light: why Hollywood needs to get over its obsession with terminally ill teens
Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date? To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below. Internet Explorer 10 , Firefox , Chrome , or Safari. Five Feet Apart is a movie about two teenagers living with cystic fibrosis. Because people who live with CF must maintain a distance of six feet to avoid passing potentially deadly bacteria to one another, Stella and Will struggle with the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction while maintaining their medical treatment. Although Cystic Fibrosis Canada was not involved in the development of the film, we are excited by the potential that Five Feet Apart has to increase awareness of cystic fibrosis.