Let me introduce you to a child with cystic fibrosis.

Amos was born on August 22, all nine pounds of himself.

Every member of the family--mom, dad, sisters, dog--were anxious to meet this new creature to the family. What would he bring to the table? How does this change things? Will he stink?

As it turns out, boys stink just as much as girls do.

However, before Amos turned two weeks old, a cold reality set in.

Starting around 2003, the Mississippi Health Department tests all newborns for a battery of congenital diseases and disorders. The full list includes things you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.