Archives : Mar-2013

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Mar

Gretchen

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” I grew up with the mentality that I do not have enough time – to live, to dream, and most importantly, to love. My disease has progressed quickly READ MORE

26

Mar

Gretchen
Gretchen

I believe cystic fibrosis has given me the rare ability to see life as the beautiful gift that it is; and I can say without a doubt that having this illness has taught me to love in a way that READ MORE

11

Mar

Shellie
Shellie

“Never, ever give up.” I always think of my son as being a “little Rudy” – he is smaller than most kids his age, but has twice as much heart. Just recently, one of his friend’s moms told me that READ MORE

11

Mar

Nicole
Nicole

“Life is like a rose, there are thorns, but it is still beautiful.” I am 25 years old and refuse to let cystic fibrosis run my life. I work a regular job, volunteer for charities, have normal, healthy relationships, and READ MORE

11

Mar

Gunnar
Gunnar

“Make a dream become a reality” I believe that there always has to be something more – that meeting the requirements of something alone is not enough. You have to push yourself constantly to be better than you think you READ MORE

11

Mar

Haylee

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” Cystic fibrosis can sometimes take me to a point where I can barely remember the healthier version of myself. But when this happens, I draw strength from those READ MORE

11

Mar

Haylee
Haylee

‘I will not now. I will not break.” I have battled cystic fibrosis my entire life, and it has been a daunting task to do so. Right now, I know that I will have to continue this fight for the READ MORE

11

Mar

Karen

“Impossible can be broken down into two words: I’m possible. Never forget that.” I keep a box called “Things I am Grateful For,” and each night before I sleep, I write down at least one thing to add to it. READ MORE

11

Mar

Robert

I have always dreamt of joining the military. Unfortunately, the realities of cystic fibrosis have forced me to achieve my dream in a slightly different way – by going to college and majoring in forensic science. If you have CF, READ MORE

11

Mar

Glenn
Glenn

My son has cystic fibrosis, and in spite of that, lives his life as any other normal teenage boy does. He plays soccer, baseball, basketball, and now boxes. As a parent it is sometimes hard to step back and realize READ MORE