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David Van Beers

David Van Beers: A Legacy of Hope

David Van Beers grew up in a family of six living on a farm in Ontario, the family had a busy household with four boys. David was the eldest, and he was born with cystic fibrosis (CF). Despite this diagnosis his childhood was similar to any other child; playing sports, enjoying games with friends – the only difference was the extra precautions and treatments he needed to do because of his CF.

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The importance of organ donors, from a recipient’s perspective

Kadeem Morgan was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after his first birthday, news that was devastating for his close-knit family. Despite living with cystic fibrosis, he grew up enjoying his childhood, embracing his family’s love of food and music.

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National Volunteer Week 2021: The Value of One, The Power of Many

From the beginning, volunteers have played a central role in the Cystic Fibrosis Canada story. Over 60 years ago, Cystic Fibrosis Canada was founded by the parents of children living with cystic fibrosis, bringing hope to the many families impacted by cystic fibrosis in Canada. Over time we have grown, and our mission has evolved to reflect the changing needs of our community, but the role of our dedicated volunteers has remained vital to the work we do.

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#CFcantwait Advocacy Update

Latest news On Friday 14 February, Cystic Fibrosis Canada made a formal submission to the PMPRB calling on the federal government to halt the implementation…

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Advocacy in Action: An Open Letter to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: Please Save my Life

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: My name is Melissa Verleg and I am a 36 year old mother of two young boys from Vernon. I live…

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