Cystic fibrosis - my story in the press

When I was born, in 1972, my parents would never have guessed that my diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF) would have later provided me with such interesting content for numerous first person features about living with this life-threatening, genetic condition. I’ve written about CF for local newspapers, The Mirror, Woman’s Own, Prima, Top Sante, Dance Today… whether that be telling my own story or interviewing other adults with CF. I write about CF to raise awareness, to highlight that it’s no longer a childhood disease – I’m 43 – and to stress the importance of organ donation, after my only sister – who also had CF – died, aged 28, waiting for a lung transplant.