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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Crystal standing outside the Capitol wearing a blue coat.


Talking About CF Used To Overwhelm Me. I Took 3 Small Steps To Find My Voice.

Sharing your CF story is one of the most powerful things you can do, but that can be hard for some of us. If you want to use your voice but struggle with how to get started, here are three things that helped me.

Crystal Brown
| 5 min read
Cambria standing outside the Lincoln Memorial.


Why I Advocate For My Brother With CF

My brother’s optimism despite living with cystic fibrosis has inspired me to advocate, share his story, and use my voice to push for positive change.

Cambria Judd Babbitt headshot
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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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My Life Before and After the Affordable Care Act

Having two sons living with cystic fibrosis, I struggled for years with the financial burdens and restrictions of the insurance market. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, I no longer have to worry about lifetime caps and astronomical premiums -- two issues that caused enormous grief for my family.

| 7 min read


Choosing My Health Over My Livelihood

Because of the threat to my health caused by COVID-19, I had to give up my dream job as a nurse practitioner. Now I am asking for paid leave expansion.

| 6 min read


Empowering Your Outer Circle to Advocate

I advocate for my son who has cystic fibrosis by sharing his story to increase awareness. From new friends to legislators, I tell as many people as I can about this disease, how it changes your life, and how we are fighting this thing head on.

| 7 min read