Melanie Lawrence

Melanie Lawrence
Adult with CF

Melanie has a burning passion for humanity and connection. She loves her work serving on various committees for the CF Foundation, Boston Children's Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Cystic Fibrosis Learning Network; teamwork really does make the dream work! She leads a mindful lifestyle and loves exploring nature with her son, Myles, as well as writing, volunteering, and spending time with her beloved squad. Mostly, she strives to be a good human and raise a good human.

Blog Posts


Watch a panel of experts discuss COVID-19 vaccines through the lens of cystic fibrosis.

Feb. 21, 2021| 4 min read

Living with cystic fibrosis, I owe gratitude to the friends, family, and care team members who love me, support me, and make my life easier. Join me in letting those who support you know how much you appreciate them.

April 21, 2020| 4 min read

I am thankful for the relationships I have online with other people with cystic fibrosis. But the flip side of using social media is that I open myself up to the possibility of unkind words or feelings of sadness whenever I log in.

Jan. 8, 2019| 4 min read

At the third plenary at this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, we explored what it means to partner in care and how to do it better.

Oct. 20, 2018| 4 min read

When it comes to my cystic fibrosis care team, I've learned that it's often the little moments that matter most.

June 23, 2017| 5 min read