Katherine was diagnosed with CF at 6 months old and received new lungs at age 22. She works in criminal justice reform and human rights advocacy and is also a published author. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she now happily lives with her wonderful husband and two pups near Washington, D.C., striving to be as cool as her two sisters, Erin and Rachael.
My younger sister and I both have CF. Growing up, I tried to be a role model for her in managing the day-to-day challenges. Today, she is the one inspiring me.
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Although many of us were never able to meet Claire Wineland in person as fellow CF patients, her legacy and approach to the disease continue to have a major impact on the CF community.