Kyle Shiel

Adult with CF

Kyle grew up 50 miles north of Chicago, as the middle of three boys, enjoying competitive water skiing and all active sports, with a continuous passion for food and culinary creativity. Kyle attended DePaul University for finance and marketing, and, after studying in Chicago, began to work in sales. His career has taken him to Michigan, New Jersey, New York City, and now Boston, where he currently resides. Kyle enjoys traveling, helping others, and generally "enriched living." Kyle is on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Adult Advisory Council (AAC), and has been part of several tube feeding advocacy projects, including a 2016 guidelines panel to develop evidence-informed guidelines in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.

Blog Posts


When I first got an enteral feeding tube as a teenager, I had no idea how many doors it would open for both my health and my involvement with the cystic fibrosis community. Fifteen years later, here's how I'm doing today.

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