Tag: Cystic Fibrosis

A WARRIOR CAN STILL BE MADE OUT OF ME

    “Life is like a wheel, sooner or later it comes around to where you started, reliving old challenges facing loss and once again rebuilding.” The heart of the question is simply this, “Are you strong enough to take the chance and spin…

Mental health

  “Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright it’s not the end.” The end of May approaches warmer weather greets us which means more outdoor activities. Let me set the day for you. After a cold long winter, there are…

A Family Who Embraces Each Other

Julie’s Perspective: I’m a 35-year-old runner, gardener, yogi, teacher, wife, and mom.  I love reading young adult novels, exploring farmer’s markets, adventuring with my family and experimenting with new recipes.  I don’t have cystic fibrosis.  In fact, for more than half my life, I…

CFers Are An Incredible Bunch

Marissa’s Perspective: CFers are an incredible bunch, and Eric is no exception. Having a close view of his courage, strength, and determination has changed me for the better…and the not-so-easy times we’ve encountered have helped me grow as a person. I’ve become more thankful…

Life’s Fragility

 Eric’s Perspective: Most chronic, invisible diseases are like an iceberg. Even once you think you’ve got a complete picture of the shape of the monster, you haven’t seen the largest, scariest part. CF isn’t something that just flares up sometimes and lets you live…

But We Are Warriors

Ashley’s Perspective: Living with a chronic illness is never easy, especially Cystic Fibrosis.  I was born in Denver, Colorado and diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth.  Colorado was the first state in the nation to include Cystic Fibrosis in newborn screening.  From a young…

Life is A Card Game

Today is a special day, as well as yesterday even the day after tomorrow will be and so on for myself and others. March 21st marks 6 years since my second double lung transplant, followed by March 22nd making it 14 years from my…