31 Days of CF

31 Days of CF

31 Days of CF: Creating Community for Mothers with CF

Photo courtesy of Morgan Polen Day 10 of 31 This is Morgan Polen’s story: When I was pregnant, I began looking for a book to help me understand what pregnancy with cystic fibrosis would be like. I found none. I located a few scholarly articles…

31 Days of CF: I Made It to the Other Side

Photo courtesy of Todd Breland Day 7 of 31 This is Todd Breland’s story: I’m an artist, designer, skateboarder, surfer, and explorer. I also have cystic fibrosis and am a double lung transplant survivor. Diagnosed at 10, I was an active kid and thrived on…

31 Days of CF: My Faith Guides Me

Photo courtesy of Emilee Pehrson Day 5 of 31 This is Emilee Pehrson’s story: Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Maybe it’s weird to start off with a Bible verse, but this piece of scripture…

31 Days of CF: A Mother’s Perspective

Photo courtesy of Tonya Lantis Day 4 of 31 This is Tonya Lantis’s story: Hello! My daughter, Amelia, came into this world at a crazy but perfect time for us. If you remember how October 2020 was going for the world, you know what I…

31 Days of CF: My Health Is More Than Charts and Numbers

Photo courtesy of Lauren D’Amato Day 3 of 31 This is Lauren D’Amato’s story: Why must doctors feel more confident looking at charts and numbers instead of listening to their patients’ concerns? Despite what my medical charts may say, I have some stories that prove…


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How I Discovered That PTSD Was Causing My Post-transplant Struggles

PTSD, mental health, communities, stress, grateful, work, trauma, rare disease day, transplant, CF community, National Blood Donor Month, birthdays, holidays
Columnist Lara Govendo addresses an issue that several readers may relate to: post-transplant PTSD, which can wreak havoc.

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