Patient Stories

It’s good to hear from people going through similar things as you. Listen to these stories and see if they sound like your own. Then click on “Share my Story” and you might just see yourself on CF Living one day, too.


Bridget K.

Bridget K.

Stockton, CA
31 years old

Some days are easier than others. My inspiration comes from my family, friends and belief in myself. I try to remind myself that there are people in far more dire circumstances, that I should be grateful for what I do have.

CF doesn't define me, but it has necessitated the birth of a great strategy of how I approach the world. I believe it has made me more compassionate, aware of other points of view and flexible. When I can't meet all the goals I set for myself in exactly the way I'd like to, that's where the Plan B, C, D, etc. come into play. I call myself the "Queen of Plan B" because I always have back-up plans for when life throws an obstacle in my way.


Janine U.

Janine U.

Brooklyn, NY
52 years old
(median life expectancy for a person living with CF is 37)

I stay compliant because my life depends on it, and, in addition to doing the medications, these are the only bodies we have. If we don't take care of them, who will?


Theresa S.

Theresa S.

Kennebunk, ME
44 years old
(median life expectancy for a person living with CF is 37)

I live one day at a time and believe that tomorrow always has something special in store for me.

I find inspiration in the incredible feats of other people. I believe that can accomplish my goals, no matter that I have CF.