Jenessa is a mother to her daughter, Riley, who was born with cystic fibrosis. A former special education teacher and dyslexia therapist, Jenessa now stays at home, keeping up with her active toddler.
Jamie is the Papi to his grandson Jase, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Jamie has worked for the Navy for the last 42 years, both on active duty where he retired as a chief petty officer and as a civilian employee.
Liz attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., majoring in psychology and communication studies.
Kayler is a mother of two young children living with cystic fibrosis. Her husband was diagnosed with CF after their children were diagnosed.
Krista is a 41-year-old mother of two living with cystic fibrosis. A graduate of Boston University and New England Law Boston, she has been a prosecutor for 15 years. Krista is one of five children and the only with CF.
William is an adult with cystic fibrosis. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two dogs, Otis and Ruby. He has been doing stand-up comedy for several years now.
Emma is a lab assistant at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and a nursing student at Lansing Community College who hopes to one day become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Trista is mother to a daughter, Paisley, and son, Liam, both of whom were born with cystic fibrosis.
Jennifer is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis, Ashton, 20, and Lola, 15. Committed to helping people with CF, Jennifer and her family have raised more than $500,000 for the CF Foundation.
Art is a scientist with a career in drug discovery. He received his bachelor's degree in biology and a doctorate in genetics and has spent over 20 years as a researcher at several biotech companies working on early drug development.