|A little about me...
After high school I went to Foothill College and in the Spring of 2001, I transfered to Santa Clara University, where I am currently in my junior year working towards my bachelors degree in Psychology. Oh, and no, that isn't my REAL Hair!
|There is one thing you wouldn't know just by looking at me....
I have Cystic fibrosis
|Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease effecting the exocrine glands. Symptoms of CF include cronic lung infections and digestive problems.
"CF used to be considered a childhood disease, because people born with it rarely lived to reach adolescence. Now, with marked imporvement in treatments- from physiotherapy and antibiotics that keep the lungs clear of mucus and microbes to enzyme supplements that aid digestion-many people with CF live into their thirties and beyond. The discovery of the gene responsible for CF has given scientists a better understanding of how the disease impairs the function of the lungs, pancreas, sweat glands, and other organs. And researchers and clinicians are now turning this enhanced knowledge into specific new treatments that may some day lead to a cure for CF."
Understanding Cystic fibrosis, A useful guide for families and patients
By, Karen Hopkins, Ph.D
|Who is this crazy girl?|
|This candle will "burn" on my page in memory of all the "Cfers" who have passed away.
And especially in memory of Sandy Cochran who recently passed away...
She inspired me to make this page and spread CF awareness, I will continue where she left off...
|DO YOU HAVE CF? Or do you know someone who has CF and would like to meet others who also have CF? Then click below to find out about the week long educational retreat in Northern California!!
CF TEEN AND
|Check out my paper analyzing the Social Implications of the Cross-infection guidelines that have been recently suggested for all CF patients CLICK HERE!!!!|