Surfing helps Montelone family breathe easier

August 18, 2014 5:05 AM

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FOR THE Montelone family, "Surf's up" has become a rallying cry, as three of the family's five children are affected by cystic fibrosis. They are also part of a growing trend of families taking advantage of the health benefits that come with surfing.

Hard to believe, but researchers have discovered that the saltwater in the ocean helps clear out the thick mucus that builds up in patients' lungs.

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