Chad Riedy

Chad Riedy
Adult with CF

Chad is an award-winning grill master and amateur Lego builder who was born in 1981. He lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and two sons. Chad graduated from Wittenberg University, where he tended bar, traveled to Africa, and earned degrees in both history and African studies. In addition to being chair of Tomorrow's Leaders for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter, he is a member of the  Adult Advisory Council and National Advocacy co-chair for the CF Foundation. In addition he participates in the weekly vlog Staying Salty. You can find him playing baseball with his kids, doing CF treatments in his basement, and on social media. Follow @cjriedy on Twitter or Instagram

Blog Posts


If you have cystic fibrosis like I do, then you know how important it is to protect our health care. That's why we must advocate for three key policy principles that are critical to allowing people with CF to access the high-quality, specialized care we need.

April 9, 2018| 6 min read

Many of us experienced powerful moments during last year's virtual BreatheCon event. We hope you'll join us for this year's BreatheCon that will allow you to share your struggles and triumphs with other people who have CF.

Aug. 29, 2017| 5 min read

Although becoming a father to my two boys has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, there is a delicate balance between being a parent and having cystic fibrosis. Fortunately, I've found a couple of tips that help.

June 6, 2017| 4 min read