Amy Braid

Amy Braid
Adult with CF

Amy was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 1987 at the age of 6. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two stepchildren. Amy earned her B.S. in interior design and her M.A. in history and has a passion for both. Although unable to work, she concentrates on maintaining her health and expanding her crafting skills. She also has her own blog about life with CF, Mastering the Art of Breathing.

Blog Posts


As someone with cystic fibrosis, Lynch Syndrome, and CF-related diabetes, preparing for a colonoscopy can be a challenge. Fortunately, I've become very well-versed in how colonoscopies work and how to prepare for them over the past 10 years.

| 6 min read

I've lived my whole life like it has an early expiration date. Recently, a drug was FDA-approved that could change that. I'm grateful, but I'm also scared…

| 5 min read

Retirement is supposed to be for the elderly, for those who have put in 40+ years of the 9 to 5 grind. But for the CF retiree, life is not as glamorous as it seems to those on the other side. 

| 4 min read