Published on January 31st, 2015 | by Wrexham TV

Fighting to Breathe

On the 20th of August 2011 Aaron Aby had a major operation removing one foot of his colon from his stomach. During the operation his lung collapsed due to the anaesthetic he was on to numb the pain. Doctors questioned whether he would return to the fitness he had achieved before.

At birth, Aaron was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease which affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food. It is with the help and support of his friends, family, coaches and medical teams, that Aaron has broken through adversity and, it is Aaron’s determination and mental strength that’s helped him push through life’s difficulties to be where he is today.
On March 10th Aaron stepped into the cage for his first semi-professional fight since the operation. The documentary follows his journey into the ring, through his training, and speak to the one’s closest to him.

Follow his journey using #fightingtobreathe
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust was set up to fund high quality research to understand CF better and to develop new and better treatments, they set standards of CF care and review services to make sure they are meeting those standards, and they provide information and advice to people with CF and their families. But, they cannot do this without the help and support of people through donations made to the CF Trust. To donate to the charity, please visit this link –
Fight footage courtesy of Adam Robson at – to see the fight in full please visit

Opening titles by Siôn Rees

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