Tag: storys

A Gift of Eight Letters

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; But remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.   Yesterday, (March 21st, 2010) and today, (March 22nd, 2002) are extremely important days in my…

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…

The Gifts Of A Fight With CF

Chad’s Perspective:  Starting this blog post was a hard thing for me as putting this down on paper is not easy for me. When Dan asked if I would be willing to share something about CF to help promote Cystic Fibrosis awareness month I…

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…

A Mother Lives On

      My next story is a woman by the name of Natalie.  Natalie is a wife and a mother of two girls. Her story not only shows how an organ donor can help save a family from losing a mother but also…

Ryan’s Story of Hope

Ryan Doige Ryan was a happy, active 10-year-old boy who had a full life; baseball, tae-kwon-do, and scouts. A few weeks before Ryan passed away his parents Nancy Lee Doige and her husband Dale had an important conversation with their son; two weeks later,…

Lungs and Two Kidneys Live On

In 2010 as a result of a tragic single-vehicle car accident her father Malcolm Higgins was declared brain dead, yet because he had signed his donor consent form and his family strong dedication to the cause he was able to save 3 lives and restored sight to…

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