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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Because of Trikafta, I Am Training for My First Marathon

After starting Trikafta, I decided to try running again, and I grew to love it. Because of COVID, I had to conduct my own races in 2020, but now I have joined a running group and am preparing to run my first marathon at the end of September.

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Elizabeth Tressel
| 6 min read


How I’m Preparing for Trikafta’s Expected Approval for Children Ages 6-11

I am anxiously awaiting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Trikafta for children with cystic fibrosis ages 6 to 11. To prepare, I'm doing everything I can to ensure my 11-year-old son can take advantage of the medication as soon as it is approved.

Breck Gamel
| 4 min read


Medical Milestones, and the Next Generation of the CF Community

It might seem strange but for someone with cystic fibrosis, something as simple as a mammogram can spark joy. It means that I have lived long enough to have reach this preventive care milestone, and that is something to celebrate.

Katie Fielding
| 4 min read


Taking Trikafta Topped My Experience on Reality TV

Dance has always been my passion, and it led me to audition for my dream reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Although I never thought anything could top my experience on the show, Trikafta® has exceeded my expectations, and I am feeling better than ever.

Lauren Luteran
| 7 min read


Trikafta Brought Me Twins

Because of the shortened life expectancy projected for those with cystic fibrosis, I was always cautious about the idea of having children. Those fears melted away after I started Trikafta® and received the greatest surprise of my life.

Morgan Barrett
| 7 min read


What I Didn’t Expect From Trikafta

Like everyone else, I was excited to finally have a modulator that would work for me. Shortly after I started Trikafta®, though, I developed severe GI problems, and I was left to worry what this meant for my future on the drug.

Zack Swanborn
| 7 min read