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Michel Desrochers: Wishing to Hear My Baby Breathe Easily

My son, Benjamin, is 9 months old and lives with cystic fibrosis (CF). He was one of the first newborns in Québec to have been…

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Gillian Bennett: My Wish to See My Son Live a Long and Healthy Life

My husband and I welcomed our son, John, into the world in May 2010. Two months later, on July 14th 2010, John was diagnosed with…

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Wishes for the holidays

The Holiday Season is here!  This time of year brings joy and happiness to many, but also has its own set of challenges for those…

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Samuel Moreau: My Wish to Thrive In Spite of CF

I was 4 and a half when I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). Prior to my diagnosis, the doctors didn’t know what was wrong…

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Danielle Weil: My Wish is to Watch my Daughters Grow Up Together

My name is Danielle Weil. I live in Brantford, ON with my husband, Matt, and our two beautiful twin girls, Erin and Mary-Elizabeth (Emme). At…

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World Diabetes Day: The CF-related diabetes (CFRD)

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. According to the 2017 Canadian CF registry, about 22.4% of people living with CF also have CF-related diabetes (CFRD)….

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Cystic Fibrosis: The Physical and the Mental

Recently, I’d been asked about how I take care of my mental health as it relates to living with cystic fibrosis (CF). I thought it…

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Balancing Physical and Mental Health

People with CF spend a lot of time taking care of their bodies.  For many; nebulisers, inhalers, blood sugar monitoring, and insulin shots are part…

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Whatever it takes; for myself, for my brother, and for everyone else living with CF

For most people, a cough is a temporary inconvenience. For me, and the thousands of other Canadians living with cystic fibrosis (CF), a cough is…

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