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A Day in My Shoes: Katie and Lauren LePage

Katie and Lauren’s younger brother Marc was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) just before his first birthday. From that moment on, their family was changed forever. This is Katie and Lauren’s story as older sisters to a sibling with CF.

Katie and Lauren’s Story

“As Marc’s older sisters we felt a sense of responsibility to help our parents manage Marc’s treatments. We quickly learned how to count out the correct number of digestive enzymes, how to time the intervals of his physiotherapy and ultimately what it meant to be the older siblings of someone living with CF.

Since Marc was diagnosed, over 20 years ago, we have seen huge advances in CF research. For the first time ever, there are more adults than children living with cystic fibrosis, and this gives us hope for a bright future not only for Marc, but everyone living with cystic fibrosis.”

When you donate to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, not only are you supporting the 4,000+ Canadians with CF, you are also supporting their loved ones.