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CF Community Blog

The CF Community Blog is written by the community, for the community. It's about sharing our experiences, reflections, and perspectives — the good days, the bad days, and all the tough and wonderful things in between. With topics ranging from emotional health to treatments, the blog is a platform to share your unique story.

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What We’ve Learned From Our Grandchild With CF

Our hearts stopped when we first heard that our grandson, Jase, had cystic fibrosis. We didn't even know what it was. However, we have learned a lot along the way and have gotten used to rolling with the ups and downs of this disease.

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| 5 min read
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How Going on Disability Led Me to Join the CF Community

After I had to go on disability to focus on taking care of my health, I got involved with the CF community and volunteered with Community Voice. Little did I know it would help me when I needed it most.

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A Chance Meeting Led to My Involvement in the CF Community

Although I had heard of cystic fibrosis, I never knew anything about the disease until a chance meeting with a member of the CF community during a networking event. Since then, I have provided donations to CF events and am in awe of the determination and attitude that people with CF have about life.

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Advocating Alongside My Sister With CF

Since I could remember, my sister shared her CF story to raise awareness, and she inspired me to do the same. Now, with this year's Teen Advocacy Day, we finally get to advocate together.

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The Latest Books and Music From People With CF

Here's a snapshot of six works we're spotlighting from members of the CF community. Whether they shared their story through writing or through song, their work has been shaped by their experiences of living with CF.

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| 8 min read
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Finding Your CF Community

For a new parent of a child with cystic fibrosis, it can be an enormous help to speak to other parents in the same situation. The support and shared knowledge offered by another mother made a huge impact on me when my newborn son was diagnosed with CF.  

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| 6 min read