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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Kianna holding her dog in the woods.


How I Got Through the Forest Fires in Oregon

My service dog, Jasper, and I relocated across the country and began to find our footing in our new home just before devastating forest fires started spreading around the area. Now, I feel more grateful than ever for the irreplaceable things in life, like Jasper. 

Kianna McAdams
| 7 min read
Maddy smiling in her college dorm next to her bed.


How CF Taught Me to Be Flexible

When I was in college, I wanted to do it all and my health wasn’t as much of a priority anymore. I learned to accept that things will not always go according to plan and to integrate routine in my life to ensure my health comes first.

Maddy Hamp
| 5 min read
Rose playing the board game Monopoly in her hospital bed.


Taking the Reins of My Own Care

One of the reasons I decided to attend boarding school was to take charge of my cystic fibrosis care. Although I’m not perfect at taking care of myself, I learned that the importance of staying on top of treatments when my parents gave me the chance to fail.

Rose Keller
| 6 min read
Betsy Sullivan smiling at graduation.


People With CF Are Living Longer. What Does That Mean for Our Care?

I asked the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Dr. Whitney Brown about how cystic fibrosis care might change as the CF population grows, lives longer.

| 6 min read
Anna wearing a mask holding a celebratory cake for one year of having cancer.


Colon Cancer One Year Later

I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. After one year, I’m still fighting a tiring battle with it and cystic fibrosis, but I won’t quit.

Anna Payne headshot
| 5 min read
Rima Manomitis smiling in a bathing suit.


How I've Learned to Accept My Body and Its CF Battle Scars

Despite the scars and appearance-altering side effects of medications, I am proud of what my body has survived in the face of cystic fibrosis. Being a brand ambassador has lifted my spirits and led to a greater acceptance of my body, which has withstood a double-lung transplant, a feeding tube, and a port.

| 6 min read