Lung, Scrappy, and Hungry — Nicole Kohr

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Nicole graduated summa cum laude from Kean University’s School of Communication, Media and Journalism; she became certified in the theory and practice of child life the same year. Nicole is a satirical writer in the cystic fibrosis community. Diagnosed with CF at age 5, Nicole spent most of her life hiding her disease. When she got a double-lung transplant in June 2019, she embarked on a journey of transparency, and now hopes her column, “Lung, Scrappy, and Hungry,” will inspire others to be transparent.