Being a parent to a child with cystic fibrosis is hard. You need to hear from someone else in your shoes that it’s OK to grieve for the life you thought you were going to have with your child.
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As a community, we are very good at masking and keeping a safe distance to reduce risk from germs. And just like we have highly effective therapies to treat CF, we now have highly effective vaccines to protect our kids from COVID-19.
Coping with cystic fibrosis as a child led to depression. Creativity -- especially singing -- helped me find myself and led to my auditioning for The Voice Australia.
For me, exercise has been a magical treatment for my cystic fibrosis. I have found that our bodies respond to the demands put on them, so train your body to meet a fitness goal, and your strength and endurance will improve.
Growing up with cystic fibrosis was often lonely, but discovering how to make myself and others laugh helped me navigate those years and gave me a purpose in life.
At 34, I had no obvious symptoms or family history of colon cancer. My body was telling me something was wrong and compelled me to push for more tests to reach a diagnosis. Now every day I get up and learn to be comfortable living in the uncomfortable. With more screenings happening earlier, you may never have to.
The treatment has the potential to prevent Aspergillus fungal infections in people who have had a lung transplant.
Study reaffirms the Foundation’s commitment to advance solutions to the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded up to $4.7 million to EnBiotix Inc. to study the potential use of inhaled colistin as an additional option to treat Pseudomonas infections in people with cystic fibrosis who are not responding to current treatments.
As my daughter became a teenager, it was difficult for me at first to let her manage the responsibilities of her cystic fibrosis care on her own. It took going to see a therapist for me to wrap my head around the fact that it wasn’t my place to nag her about doing her treatments anymore.