For 13 years, Caryn Silliman walked through the doors of her CF center and saw familiar, caring people who helped her stay healthy ever since her diagnosis at age four. “I felt at home with my care center staff and my mom was always with me to make sure that all the bases were covered when it came to my care,” Silliman said.
But at age 18, all of that changed when Silliman stepped into the world of adult care. There she encountered new people and new challenges; but with that she found new independence. “CF care seems more flexible at the adult level,” said Silliman. “The doctors focus not only on treatment, but on how treatment relates to living life as an adult.”
Silliman is just one of many people on a journey from pediatric to adult care. She transitioned from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Pediatric CF Care Center to the Hartford Hospital Adult CF Center. More »