A TEENAGER suffering from cystic fibrosis is looking forward to some normality after a charity built a dream cabin.

Kyle Sisson, 15, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just three days old and has spent most of his life in and out of hospital.

The teenager, from Hereford, is vulnerable to chest infections and also suffers from CF-related diabetes.

The work by Band of Builders, a charity which helps tradespeople and their families, should mean Kyle can lead a more normal life.

Around 22 people travelled from across the country to work on the week-long DIY SOS-style project, which ended with an emotional handover on November 2.

Kyle's mum Debbie, who herself has suffered two strokes through the stress, said the new cabin would make a real difference to Kyle.

It also coincided with the news that Kyle was eligible for a life-changing drug that is now available on the NHS.

She said: "This might just seem like a cabin at the bottom of the garden, but for us it's completely life-changing.

"Kyle's friends can now come to him and he can spend time with them like any other teenager without worrying about fainting or getting out of breath and me having to collect him.

"It also means he has a proper place to study and focus on his school work."

During the project, the volunteers were fed and watered by kind-hearted members of the community and local businesses donated materials for the project.

Project lead Stuart O'Brien said the project wasn't without obstacles, but the charity is over-the-moon with what was created for Kyle.