Rich DeNagel

Adult with CF
Rich-DeNagel

Rich was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 1969 when he was 6 months old. He also had an older sister with CF. Rich is a tough fighter who resides in New York City, and looks forward to many more years fighting CF.

May 2019 -- We were deeply saddened to learn of Rich's passing. Rich opened his heart to the CF community through our blog. He will be missed by many.

Blog Posts

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CF care centers have worked hard to improve health outcomes. A new initiative seeks to improve the quality of our experiences at care centers. 

| 5 min read
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When I ran into a particularly difficult situation with my last job, the “d” word entered my lexicon for the first time: disability. While my life doesn't look like I thought it would, I have come to accept where I am and gained a new perspective on work and life.

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Accepting that I have depression was difficult. But my care team, family, medication and talk therapy keep me healthy.

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A few years ago, CF started to take its toll on me. I kept getting sick, going on and off IVs, going in and out of the hospital. But through it all, I found a silver lining.

| 6 min read