Real Talk: Expectations vs. Reality – Part 3

In their final “Real Talk” video, Emily, Piper and Somer talk about defying expectations, how every person with cystic fibrosis is different and the reality that there is no set reality for this disease.

Nov. 13, 2015 | 1 min read
Ashling Knight

In their two previous “Real Talks,” Somer Love, Emily Schaller and Piper Beatty-Welsh chatted about growing up with CF in the '80s and reinventing their futures.

Today, in their third and final segment, they share the advice they'd give their younger selves, reflect on how they've defied expectations and provide their thoughts on being a statistic.

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Ashling previously worked at the Foundation as a digital content manager. She helped keep the Foundation's website and blog up to date with news and information that's important to the CF community. Ashling first got involved with the Foundation through Delta Phi Epsilon sorority at York College of Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in public relations. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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