Julie Lazzara, M.C.

Mother of a child with CF

Julie works full time as a professor of psychology at a local community college in Phoenix. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Arizona State University. She is married and a mom of two young children. She has an amazing daughter, who just happens to have cystic fibrosis, and an awesome son, who just happens to have epilepsy. She and her family are passionate about living life to the fullest while at the same time advocating for a cure. You can follow her on Twitter @explorepsych.

Blog Posts


Sending your child to kindergarten for the first time is hard enough, but when your child has cystic fibrosis, it is even harder. Here's how I handled my daughter's transition to kindergarten and the lessons I learned along the way.

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I went through a roller coaster of emotions after my child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. One of the most important lessons I learned is that I had to take care of myself first so I could take care of my daughter.

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