Teen Dedicates 18th Birthday to CF Friends

Wendy Henderson avatar

by Wendy Henderson |

Share this article:

Share article via email

In this WIVB TV video learn about Sammi Blum, a 17-year-old cystic fibrosis patient with a big heart who will celebrate her 18th birthday on Sept. 2.

Read about 5-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Christopher Carmen and how his wishes came true on his birthday.

Sammi has so far spent most of her birthdays in hospitals, but she is hoping that her eighteenth will be much better and happier not only for her, but in honor of many CF friends who lost their lives before age 18.

Find out how teens with cystic fibrosis manage the transition from high school to college.

Cystic Fibrosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Featured Column

The Benefits of Being Sick

A banner for Lara's column, depicting a car on a road trip winding through a forest.
As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

Read the Column

Your CF Community

Visit the Cystic Fibrosis News Today forums to connect with others in the CF community.