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Haylee R.

I believe in my disability. My disability is not a chromosomal defect or a learning curve. My disability is not one that renders me immobile and in need of a wheelchair. My disability is breath…

April 13, 2016

Anthony R.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just a few days old. I have a very mild…

May 19, 2015

Jon

I was never athletically gifted - so I had to work hard for every ability I have today. I started pole vault my freshman year, and eventually had a personal best of 8 feet. As…

May 19, 2015

Dryden

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.” – Tecumseh I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when I was three days old. Growing up in a small Texas town…

May 6, 2014

JD

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” The biggest challenge I face on a daily basis is cystic fibrosis – but I refuse…

April 1, 2014

Alison

“Strength does not come from a physical capacity; it comes from an indomitable will.” Ghandi I was born with cystic fibrosis, but blessed with athleticism and was constantly running, jumping, and cartwheeling around my home.…

August 7, 2013

Frank

“Don’t aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.” To this day, I am amazed by the strength of my daughter while she was losing her battle to cystic fibrosis. Before she left…

August 7, 2013

Ignasi

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” African proverb I live in Spain – and my goal is to encourage others with CF to exercise daily to protect and promote their health. After dealing with…

June 6, 2013

Macaela

I am eighteen. I have cystic fibrosis. And I am going to college to achieve my goals. While CF has given me an extra set of obstacles to overcome, it has taught me to work…

June 6, 2013

Owen

Always be an inspiration, because without inspiration, no one would be where they are today. Conquer your shortcomings and stay strong! I was not diagnosed with CF until I was 14 and, by that time,…

May 8, 2013

Brian

“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda I work to build my life with cystic fibrosis as a living, breathing testimony that stands behind my passion and drive to continually grow…

April 9, 2013

Shellie

“Never, ever give up.” I always think of my son as being a “little Rudy” – he is smaller than most kids his age, but has twice as much heart. Just recently, one of his…

March 11, 2013

Nicole

“Life is like a rose, there are thorns, but it is still beautiful.” I am 25 years old and refuse to let cystic fibrosis run my life. I work a regular job, volunteer for charities,…

March 11, 2013

Haylee

‘I will not now. I will not break.” I have battled cystic fibrosis my entire life, and it has been a daunting task to do so. Right now, I know that I will have to…

March 11, 2013

Paul

Living to the age of 46 – and having gone through a double lung transplant and a kidney transplant – makes me pretty unique in the CF community. I love sharing my stories of survival…

March 11, 2013

Sabrina

“I will not give up until the day I stop breathing.” One of the greatest motivators in life is to be inspired by others. I am constantly inspired by other people’s stories – and I…

February 25, 2013