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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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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