Brad Dell is Deaf and has cystic fibrosis. He received a double-lung transplant from UC San Francisco in January 2017, then cochlear implants nine months later. He now lives in Hawaii, where he was raised and now pastors a church. Usually he’s traveling the world, chugging coffee, or studying theology. Otherwise, he’s working as the director of columns at BioNews, the publisher of Cystic Fibrosis News Today. (OK, he’s still drinking coffee while he works.) Through his column, he hopes to help others with their emotional health as they navigate disease and disability. You can learn more about his story by following @danger_dell on Instagram or by visiting www.adamantiumjoy.com.