Pushing Limits

Beyond CF

The Cystic Fibrosis community continues to push the boundaries of what was once thought possible.  Whether in age or physical stamina, the perseverance and passion of people who live with CF refuses to be defined by the disease.  As the average life expectancy has more than quadrupled in the past 35 years, children born with CF today are likely to live well beyond the statistical 36.5 years old.

The disease is unique in its progressive nature with complications arising as a person with CF gets older, and limitations of interacting with CF peers due to infection control.  However, the progression of research, treatments, knowledge and lifestyle choices has empowered people with CF to live beyond their perceived limitations.  It is commonly said by the warriors and survivors that face the CF challenge head-to-head that "I have CF.  It doesn't have me."

Below are some research, news and other articles demonstrating how people with CF continue to push the limits of a statistically limited picture.

 

 

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