1. Stay Salty By: Clarice Belle

    What does it mean to have Cystic Fibrosis? I can tell you from a medical standpoint that it means you’re sick. You have sticky mucus that gets infected and sometimes suffocates you. It causes you to be malnourished and underweight. It will most likely be your cause of death, if you make it long enough. I can also tell you from a patient stance that it makes you a warrior. It pushes you to fight …Read More

  2. Give yourself the life you deserve By: Isabella Piper

    After countless restless nights, I have finally concluded this ideal for myself and others. The conclusive ideal that maybe, just maybe, us humans need a break from the trivial events that overcome us inevitably every single day. As people, we push and shove ourselves until we crash. Crash and burn is the usual pattern. Yet, we are forced to stand back up ever so powerfully when we realize—life …Read More

  3. The Importance Of Writing Down Your Thoughts By: Isabella Piper

    If I could recommend one way to reach your visions and goals, it would be to write down the process. It has helped me immensely in the last several years. Not only that, but it has helped me to understand how reoccurring thoughts can be used to work towards my future. I have used this strategy to my ability and I would advise anybody to do this as well. It allows you to clear your mind and to unde…Read More

  4. Death Led Me to Appreciation:Regina Pruitt

    I was diagnosed with CF when I was only a few days old. I was born with a meconium ileus that required surgical intervention.  I was a bit sickly in my first two years of life, but then remained hospital free until the age of 17. That was when I first learned I had pseudomonas aeruginosa. After that, I had very infrequent hospitalizations and/or IV antibiotics. When I was 24, I contracted burkhol…Read More

  5. Why Not Me? By:Ashley’s Wilson

    From an early age, my parents taught me to be open about Cystic Fibrosis.  Why?  Cystic Fibrosis isn’t something to be ashamed about.  It is a part of me. That doesn’t mean it defines me.  Even by stating that, Cystic Fibrosis has not always been the easiest to live with, but I have learned to live with a positive perspective.  I was born in Denver, Colorado and diagnosed with Cystic Fibr…Read More

  6. My Soul Was Born To Be A Writer By: Isabella Piper

    As college is abruptly approaching me in the distance like it does for most students, I am starting to realize the important impact it is placed upon me. I have wanted to go to college for what seems like my whole entire life. Yet when the moment is finally here, of course I have been scared for my life to make any mistakes. The money that is involved is tremendous--but not just that, you have to …Read More

  7. My Post-it Note Method By: Jessica Dawn

    Two years ago, I changed the outcome of my day from being mundane and repetitive to being goal oriented, progressive and joyful.  My daily routine was waking up with negative thoughts and taking a reactionary approach to my daily life.  I based my limiting approach to life on the idea that I would make some changes at some point in the future or that something big would happen one day and I woul…Read More

  8. Keep Dreaming By:Isabella Piper

    There is a certain exhilaration that comes about us when we are chasing our dreams. As people, we should all reach for the stars at all stages of our lives. For you don’t know what opportunity awaits you at any point in time. I’ve accepted the fact that even though dreams happen when they are meant to--we must never give up on working towards them. It was about three years ago today that I sat…Read More

  9. A Story of Living with Cystic Fibrosis by Jackie Price

    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. I repeat this in my head daily because sometimes it’s hard to see the light when you keep getting knocked down. But if I stop swimming, I will drown.  I have lived with cystic fibrosis for 26 years now. While I am not CF and CF does not define me, it is a part of me. It’s given me my very own perspective on life and taught me about hard work. It taught …Read More

  10. A Story of Chronic Passion by Julie Maio

    How Chasing Your Passions Changes When You Have Chronic Illnesses Passion. It’s defined as a strong and barely controllable emotion. Plenty of public figures have weighed in about finding, chasing, and making sure your passions are at the center of your life. Oprah Winfrey has said that “passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” There are self-help book…Read More