Welcome KOST Quartet

Today Hana Planckaert Idoling Blog celebrates its sixth birthday. Hana Planckaert Idoling Blog established in June 30th 2014. The main aim of Hana Planckaert Idoling Blog is for promoting women empowerment through cycling teams and companies. Hana Planckaert Idoling Blog started cycling idoling contents from July 2014, then started company idoling contents from August 2019. Road cycling contents are the most popular contents on Hana Planckaert Idoling Blog. Despite diversification attempts, Hana Planckaert Idoling Blog still rely on road cycling related contents as the main attractions.

Hana would introduce four new female characters which aren’t related with road cycling or Borat Sagdiyev’s world. These characters are based of drugs for a rare genetic disease. Its name is cystic fibrosis aka CF aka 65 roses by children. FYI, cystic fibrosis is the genetic disease which there are defective genes cause damage of the lungs, digestive systems and other organs. Genes of cystic fibrosis sufferers cause mucus thickening on the lungs and digestive system. Sweat gland is also affected by cystic fibrosis which made sweat tasted salty and would turn into crystals.

Cystic fibrosis is the progressive and high maintenance disease. Cystic fibrosis sufferers usually able to do normal activities like attending school and work. Quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers nowadays is far better than in previous decades. Improvements of treatments and screening made cystic fibrosis sufferers live longer. In the past, cystic fibrosis sufferers were only lived for several months or years. In late 1930s, they only lived up to six months. Then, in mid 1950s, they only lived up to five years which made them unable to attend elementary/primary school. After that, in early 1960s, they lived up to ten years. Due to development of medical technology, they could live up to late teens in 1980s and then up to 30s in 2000s. Now, as of June 2020, they could live up to 48 years, some could reach their 50s even 60s.

Who are the new characters? They’re Kalydeco, Orkambi, Symdeko and Trikafta, four latest drugs for cystic fibrosis. These drugs are made by Vertex, an American pharmaceutical company which produces drugs for rare diseases. They’re used to target defective genes which present on cystic fibrosis sufferers. They were launched in 2010s decade and available in few countries. They have already approved by FDA in the US and few other countries. They’re available in tablets for all brands and oral granules for Kalydeco and Orkambi.

The first character is Kalydeco, trade name of ivacaftor, drug which intended for patients aged six months and older. Kalydeco is the oldest member of KOST Quartet. She has dyed purple hair and hazel eyes. Her real name is Karen Petrucci.

The second character is Orkambi, trade name of lumacaftor/ivacaftor, drug which intended for patients aged two years and older. Orkambi is the second oldest member of KOST Quartet. She has dyed lime green hair and hazel eyes. Her real name is Olivia Hanescu.

The third character character is Symdeko, trade name of tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor, drug which intended for patients aged six years and older. Symdeko is the second youngest member of KOST Quartet. She has dyed yellow hair and brown eyes. Her real name is Shari Demetriou.

The fourth and final character is Trikafta, trade name of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor, drug which intended for patients aged 12 years and older. Trikafta is the youngest member of KOST Quartet. She has dyed fuschia hair and green eyes. Her real name is Thea Ramirez.

The outfits are inspired by magical girls which admin saw on comics and TV. They’re made by Hana’s friends who are fashion designers. They were made from mid June until late June, the dress making required nearly two weeks. The color schemes are similar with Kalydeco, Orkambi, Symdeko and Trikafta logo colors.

How about the characters finding? They were found through online casting through Americas which held from December 2019 through early June 2020. After the rough journey of the online casting, there are four chosen young women who represent drugs for cystic fibrosis, they’re two Americans from Italian and Greek ethnicities, one Canadian from Romanian ethnicity and one Mexican.

The outfits are made by Rinmaru Games. The game is Anime Halloween Magical Girl.

Cystic fibrosis resources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cystic-fibrosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353700

https://www.cff.org/About-Us/About-the-Cystic-Fibrosis-Foundation/Our-History/

 

 

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