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Volunteers are the key to our success, and we encourage you to get involved! Whether you join a committee and help get sponsors for an event, recruit companies to put together walk teams or volunteer time in our office, you help us achieve our mission—curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Take a moment to see what a difference you can make by supporting events throughout the year.  Together, we can continue adding tomorrows every day to the lives of people with CF.

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In the Spotlight

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Meet Sam Smith, 2015 Youth Ambassador

 Sam was born on November 17, 2005. On December 1, 2005 he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. I still remember it like it was yesterday. The first question I had was, "what is cystic fibrosis?" I learned all I could and still am to this day. Since that diagnosis, Sam's health has been really great. His doctor, Dr. James Royall, at Children's Hospital says Sam is his model patient.
As he gets older, though, I can really start to see the affects of CF on his body. Sam's breathing is heavier, he gets tired easier, he coughs more and he has to take more breaks and more medicine. But, this will not stop Sam. He is determined to push through it. He runs track, runs through the house, runs down the street, runs through the park and isn't' stopping for anything! He says, "mama I am going to have a strong body because I have to." This statement tells me Sam will never give up fighting for a cure and I will not either. He is hopeful for a cure and always tells me that his "magic pill" will be invented soon.I have this hope too because as a mom it's hard to watch your son take breathing treatment after breathing treatment, pill after pill and go see doctor after doctor. I know he will not have to do this for the rest of his life because there are people like you who care enough to help Sam fight this disease. But, Sam is not the only one fighting. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. Sam is such a joy and a light in my life and in the lives of others. I hope you will help us keep that light shining brightly.

Natalie
Meet Natalie Griffin, 2015 Adult Ambassador

I was diagnosed with CF at birth, but I never let it stop me. I played basketball and ice hockey up through high school. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. I took off a year from school because I was getting too sick. However, I grew bored faster than I grew sick.
I went back to school for my masters of public health in 2011. I moved to St. Louis in 2013 for a double lung transplant, which I received on April 10, 2013. I finished up my thesis while I was living in St. Louis and graduated one month, to the day, after my transplant with my MPH, and was named student of the year. I ran my first 5k exactly 6 months post transplant. I played basketball for Team Oklahoma at the Transplant Games. I try to travel somewhere new every month to thank my donor and his family for giving me a second chance at life. I am getting married in April, on my two-year anniversary of my lung transplant. I currently work part time at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, researching the mental health effects of terrorism and disasters on children. I also work part time in a tattoo shop, which is where I learned how to watercolor and grew into the artist that I am today.

News and Events

05/27/2015   CFF Announces New National Advocacy Chairs
05/15/2015   Tens of Thousands to Participate in Great Strides Walks this Weekend
05/14/2015   Volunteer Advocates in New York Secure Funding for Critical Insurance Program
05/12/2015   FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Ivacaftor/Lumacaftor Combination Drug
05/11/2015   FDA Advisory Committee to Evaluate the Ivacaftor/Lumacaftor Combination Drug