Understanding Nonsense - a Column by Willian Ryan

William is a former standup comedian from the Garden State, New Jersey. He manages cystic fibrosis caused by a rare nonsense mutation, plus cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. William and his wife, Gina, live with their two dogs, Otis and Ruby. Through his column, “Understanding Nonsense,” William bridges his humor, love of sports, and pop culture. William writes to advocate for all of those with CF, especially those with rare mutations.

In this CF life, I won’t give up trying

When I was in my late teens and early 20s, before I met my wife, I would go anywhere and do anything at a moment’s notice. Staying out until 3 a.m. at a random bar on Manhattan’s Lower East Side? No problem. Watching a friend’s band play in a basement…

Why the CDC should mandate masks in medical facilities

Over the past few weeks, I’ve attempted to focus my thoughts on an area that many of us within the disabled community know all too well: the waiting room. That room is a microcosm for healthcare in the United States: It’s a gateway to healing, but, in 2023, it’s functioning…