Meet Andy Lipman

In our newest “Living Today” video, Andy Lipman, 42, describes how he's created a positive spin on coping with a life-shortening disease. 

Nov. 20, 2015 | 1 min read
Carolyn Kilkus

During this “Living Today” film shoot, I couldn't stop laughing. And, no, Andy, I wasn't pretending to like your jokes! Both Andy and his wife, Andrea, made me feel at home the moment I walked though their door. Their calm, genuine natures made for such a fun day of filming.


Andy is a fun-loving husband and father of two who will not hesitate to tell you about how he has battled anxiety and depression throughout his life. After receiving help and realizing that mental health was just as important as the physical side of battling CF, Andy set forth to make a difference in the world.

Now, as a motivational speaker, fundraiser, author, husband to Andrea, and father to Avery and Ethan, Andy's goal is to live a long, physically and emotionally healthy life for all of them.

After watching Andy, you'll be motivated to get off your couch and start living life to the fullest.

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In her role as video manager, Carolyn produces and directs most of the Foundation's video content. Her love and passion for video goes hand-in-hand with her love and passion for sharing the stories of people with CF and helping to spread awareness of the disease. Carolyn earned her B.S. in mass communications from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. She currently lives in downtown Bethesda, Md., with her husband Jay.

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