Twenty years ago I was diagnosed with CF. There are so many feelings -- so many -- and things I could say about what these last two decades have been like. But two emotions are especially present: gratitude and grief. Gratitude that I'm here, living a full and love-filled life, gratitude for what this disease has given me. And grief for the people this disease has taken, for the things it's taken from me.
I'm also proud of myself for all I have accomplished and who CF has helped me to become. And I'm looking forward to the next 20 years!
To those who have supported and championed me along the way, THANK YOU. You have all made a difference in my life ❤
In celebration of this strange anniversary, I'm raising money for the CF Foundation. It's donations like yours that have allowed me to reaching this milestone. And while HUGE progress has been made, we can't stop until we find a cure. Thank you for getting us closer to that goal!