The CF Foundation is focused on bringing forward new therapies to help people with CF enjoy the best health and quality of life.
As the mother of a child with CF and volunteer for the CF Foundation, I know first-hand the extraordinary things that Dr. Bob Beall has done for our community, and I am grateful for the legacy of hope that he leaves behind.
Earlier this month, we learned that the new CF drug Orkambi was approved by the FDA. This was such an exciting, memorable and emotional day for everyone in the CF community. We heard from many who were thrilled about the potential for this drug to help people with CF and also heard from those who would not benefit from this breakthrough. Following are some reactions from those this impacts the most: people with CF and their loved ones.
I've lived my whole life like it has an early expiration date. Recently, a drug was FDA-approved that could change that. I'm grateful, but I'm also scared…
Researchers are exploring treatments that will keep people with cystic fibrosis as healthy as possible until a cure is found. In the first plenary at the NACFC, two CF scientists explain the progress of current research.
For those of us without a medication that targets our cystic fibrosis mutation, it's important to remember that our life with CF is a marathon.
After starting Trikafta, I decided to try running again, and I grew to love it. Because of COVID, I had to conduct my own races in 2020, but now I have joined a running group and am preparing to run my first marathon at the end of September.
I am both excited and scared that my son will be old enough to try Trikafta when he turns 12 later this year. In some ways, I can hardly wait to see how he will benefit. But I also know that he might experience side effects, and I don't want him to have any setbacks.
Does Trikafta® increase the chance of pregnancy for women with cystic fibrosis? Can men regain their fertility on modulators? I recently had a candid chat with the chair of the Women's Health Research Working Group to find out the answers to these and other questions about reproductive health.
As I listened to the second plenary for this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, I couldn't help but think of my own experience with CFTR modulators and the positive effects that they have had on my health.