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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How I Got My Son to See the Importance of Taking His CF Medications

At first, it was easy to get my son to do his cystic fibrosis treatments. But as he got older, he started to hide his medications, rather than take them. I finally learned how to get him to see the importance of taking his medications.

Lathronia Jefferson
| 7 min read


Prioritizing Mental Health at a Young Age

My son who has cystic fibrosis required extensive treatment as a toddler, which I believe had a traumatic effect on his mental health. With the help of therapy, I have helped him learn how to self-advocate and use coping strategies for his anxiety, starting when he was just 4 years old.

Adriane De Moerloose
| 4 min read


6 Tips for Involving Your Pediatrician in Your Kids’ CF Care

As the parent of children with cystic fibrosis, it can be challenging to know where to turn when they experience unfamiliar health issues. Here are six things I've learned from working with our CF care team and our pediatrician to keep my kids healthy.

Erin Taylor
| 5 min read


Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

I love being outside during the summer, but I make sure I have plenty of fluids and sunscreen around. Here are my top five tips to stay active and healthy this summer.

Lee Degiorgio
| 4 min read


Trusting My Community With the Ultimate: My Son’s Care

Although it's painful, my commitment to the military in Afghanistan will help me honor my commitment to keeping my son, Cohen -- and the rest of my kids -- healthy.

Lesley Lykins
| 5 min read


5 Ways to Keep Your Toddler Busy During Treatments

Having trouble finding things to keep your toddler occupied during treatments for cystic fibrosis? Here are five tips that do the trick for my 3-year-old son, Major.

Jaclyn Strube
| 4 min read