My name is Mia Gaudenzi and I’m 12 years old. I was born a seemingly healthy baby until around 3 years old when I became ill with pneumonia regularly. Doctors just thought I was unlucky until I had my sweat chloride tests to rule out CF.
My name is Kelly Ann Quinlan and I am 19 years old. I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. My 24-year-old brother Michael also has cystic fibrosis, which is a challenge, as we both live in the same home but must live separately to a degree. We are very close to our parents and sometimes they struggle with the extra duties and constant cleaning that comes with raising two CF children.
Holly and Corey Smith along with their team of family and friends have been longtime participants of the Kinsmen Club of Sackville Curling Funspiel and the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. Holly also sits on the Funspiel planning committee and took time to share her story with Kinsmen Andy Robinson.
Sarah was born on July 12, 2006. At 2 months of age Sarah saw her first emergency room and admission to hospital where she received 2 blood transfusions for her low hemoglobin and was placed on antibiotics for a UTI until she was 4 years old and started to show signs of growth. This is when her mom witnessed her first SMILE & LAUGH… These are just two of the things that she is now known for today here at Ottawa Crescent Public School at 11 years old in grade 6!
Joseph is a 12-year-old boy who has Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and even while battling with the disease, he remains full of energy, hopeful and generous.
With her sparkling eyes, gentle smile and joie de vivre, Tamy often leaves others in disbelief when they find out that she has cystic fibrosis.
In life, there are meetings that have a great impact on us, that move us deeply and that force us to realize just how lucky and blessed we are to be healthy.
Patrick is an inspiring, motivated individual that doesn’t let cystic fibrosis (CF) stand in his way of being successful. Diagnosed with CF at birth, Patrick has only looked at the positive side of things, often telling others that “It could be worse!”
My name is Tyrus Sleightholme. I am 19 years old and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when I was about two weeks old.