Piper Beatty Welsh, J.D., M.P.A.

Piper Beatty Welsh, J.D., M.P.A.
National Strategic Collaborations Liaison

Piper  was first diagnosed with CF at 6 weeks old in 1981, and has since been the survivor of two double-lung transplants. Piper attended Emory University, received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School and then went on to earn her master's in public administration from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. She is the owner and author of the popular CF and transplant blog, A Matter of Life and Breath, and lives in Colo. with her husband and puppy.

Blog Posts


The hope that came with the authorization of two COVID-19 vaccines has been coupled with anxiety and frustration as I wait.

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As an adult with cystic fibrosis, I know just how powerful and creative the CF community can be. That's why I'm excited to announce the four 2017 Impact Grant awardees who are making a positive impact on the CF community.

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Three of our Impact Grant awardees tell us how the program has allowed them to make a difference.

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded the 2016 Impact Grants to individuals or organizations making a positive impact on the cystic fibrosis community.

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After two double-lung transplants my lungs don't have CF anymore, but the rest of me still does. In a very real way, CF isn't "behind me" at all. And that's why I continue to fight. 

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