Our community's shared journey makes us unique and unites us in the hardest of times for some and the most hopeful for others.
Life isn't always full of happy moments. Some are heartbreaking and some are crushing. But through it all, the life Kari and I shared together were the happiest moments of my life. I wouldn't trade them for anything. They were worth every second.
Having spent her career working for a cure for cystic fibrosis, Patty Burks is still not content. She wants to remember her son in a way that makes a difference for others. That's why she has made the CF Foundation a beneficiary of her life insurance policy. This gift to the Foundation meets a need in her heart.
The CF Foundation's CEO reflects on the passing of Mary Weiss, who helped blaze new trails in the fight against CF.
My partner, Jan, was a CF fighter for 50 years. She lived an amazing life and celebrated her lung transplant to the fullest. She passed away a few months ago and I'm honored to keep her fight against CF going strong.
Cystic fibrosis took the lives of my sister and brother. I use every opportunity to share their stories and help keep their memories alive.
Although many of us were never able to meet Claire Wineland in person as fellow CF patients, her legacy and approach to the disease continue to have a major impact on the CF community.
Losing my brother when I was just a teenager left me feeling isolated in my grief. There was no internet or social media in the 1980s to connect with other people with CF. Therapy and time eventually allowed me to cope with his loss, open up to family and friends, and invite them to share in my memories.
My mother's approach to her cystic fibrosis was matter-of-fact, allowing her personality to take center stage.
Shortly after my fiancée, Ashley, told me about her cystic fibrosis, we were engaged. Months later, she passed away, leaving me to figure out what I could have done differently and how to cope.