Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

CF Patients on Career Options

In this Cystic Fibrosis Foundation video, CF patients share thoughts about career choices. The logistics of managing a chronic disease such as cystic fibrosis could mean that plans to pursue your dream job is limited, but that doesn’t mean you can’t forge a successful and fulfilling career path. Here, meet four successful…

Ben Mudge: ‘Cystic Fibrosis Sucks . . .’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqJzPjmQgAI Meet Ben Mudge, a bodybuilder, fitness guru, and self-confessed comic book geek from Northern Ireland who is in training to become the strongest and fittest he can be. What spurs him on? His cystic fibrosis! After always being picked last for sports teams in school because he…

6 Cystic Fibrosis Treatments and Therapies

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 3,000 people. Though CF is currently incurable, there are plenty of treatments and therapies to help patients ease their symptoms and improve their quality of life. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, treatments vary but nearly all encompass the following:…

“Fault in Our Stars” Couple’s Last Decision

In this short CNN video, we witness Katie Prager’s conscious decision to go into hospice after suffering severe complications from cystic fibrosis.  Despite having a lung transplant, Katie had become so sick that she believed her battle was lost. “My body is just so tired, I can’t fight anymore.” Read about…

CF Surfer Second in State Competition

Only 13-years-old, Bree Labiak is taking the surfing world by storm as one of South Carolina’s best female surfers. Recently, the cystic fibrosis patient took second place as the runner-up in the Governor’s Cup of Surfing state championship. Healing in the Surf is a story about Travis Suit and his daughter Piper…

Importance of the CF Community Network

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common lung diseases in children but it is a life-threatening disorder that causes lung infections and digestion problems. Read about ten cystic fibrosis symptoms you should know about. In this short film from the U.K.’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust shared in…

How Do Our Lungs Work?

In this TedEd video, shared in November 2014, watch an informative animation by Emma Bryce about how our lungs work. Traveling with cystic fibrosis can take a little extra planning, but there’s no reason why you can’t explore the country, as Beau Rich shows.  Breathing occurs 15-25 times a minute, and…

Teen Dedicates 18th Birthday to CF Friends

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…

Three Peaks Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5L3etHrYHM The Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK is daring teams to take on the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ to help raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Read about six tips for caring for a family member with cystic fibrosis.  The Three Peaks Challenge held through October, consists of climbing the highest…


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Little Books That Communicate Big Ideas About Health

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany shares the children’s books about health she loved as a child, as well as others she’s shared with her own children.

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