Meet Rachel Kinney

Learn how Rachel Kinney fits studying for a computer science major, an active social calendar and daily cystic fibrosis treatments into her life.

Jan. 25, 2016 | 2 min read
Carolyn Kilkus

The shoot with Rachel was one of the most fun I've been on. I was able to get a behind-the-scenes look at Rachel and her life, and it showed me just how special she truly is.

One of things that I love about Rachel is that she is all about relationships, starting with the one that she has with her mom. Rachel talks with her mom almost every day and calls her a "superhero." I also got the chance to meet some of Rachel's friends at school. They were sweet and supportive, but not when they play quidditch, the game from the Harry Potter books. Rachel let me watch a game, and it got pretty competitive! 

Seeing how Rachel fits her cystic fibrosis treatments into her busy life was amazing. She is a determined person who won't let cystic fibrosis affect her life, but she understands that she needs to do her treatments to live the life she wants. Check out Rachel's video and let us know what you think!

This site contains general information about cystic fibrosis, as well as personal insight from the CF community. Opinions and experiences shared by members of our community, including but not limited to people with CF and their families, belong solely to the blog post author and do not represent those of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, unless explicitly stated. In addition, the site is not intended as a substitute for treatment advice from a medical professional. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your treatment.

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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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