Cystic Fibrosis Patient Stories

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Cystic Fibrosis: Abby’s Story

Abby

Since Abby was just a few weeks old, her medical team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cystic Fibrosis Center has focused on keeping her healthy and growing.

Cystic Fibrosis: Angela’s Story

Angela Distasio

Watching Angela DeStasio glide across the dance floor, you’d never suspect she has cystic fibrosis. Learn how she manages her disease so that she can continue to do what she loves.

Cystic Fibrosis: Brooklyn's Story

Brooklyn and her mom

Brooklyn has been treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cystic Fibrosis Center since she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 3 months old.

Cystic Fibrosis: Jessica’s Story

Jessica CF patient in Israel

Jessica has lived with cystic fibrosis since she was a baby. The Cystic Fibrosis Center at CHOP prepared her to manage her disease as she transitioned to college.

Cystic Fibrosis: Tommy’s Story

Tommy CF patient standing with his Grandmother smiling

Tommy, 21, has cystic fibrosis. He’s become a champion for the cause, organizing an annual campus-wide fundraising walk to raise awareness and research funding.

Cystic Fibrosis: Zak’s Story

Zak with blue hair smiling

Zak, 9, is more organized than most adults, managing his daily medicines and therapies to treat his cystic fibrosis and CF-related diabetes.