Helping Sick Parents – Part II: Guest Blog by Jeanie Hanley

I couldn’t do it. I kept feeling that I needed to physically be at the hospital to meet with the social services, rehab specialists (PT/OT) and doctor for my mother who has advanced dementia that declined after an arthritic knee caused her to fall and to lose the Continue reading Helping Sick Parents – Part II: Guest Blog by Jeanie Hanley

Boomer Speaks Out on Sarah Murnaghan and Juvenile Lung Transplantation

Recently, Sarah Murnaghan (10) and Javier Acosta (11), both children battling cystic fibrosis, won federal lawsuits to be placed on the adult lung transplant list. The organ donation allocation system does not usually allow children under the age of 12 to be placed on the adult list, making it less Continue reading Boomer Speaks Out on Sarah Murnaghan and Juvenile Lung Transplantation

The Importance of Understanding

I just got to visit with a good friend from out of town who has CF. There is something to be said for being understood so well by another person. For someone to totally “get it” usually only happens when talking to another person who has something in common, in my case, cystic fibrosis and Continue reading The Importance of Understanding

The Winner of the Jacoby Angel Award is Jerry Cahill

Jerry Cahill has been awarded the prestigious Jacoby Angel Award from the United States Adult CF Association (USACFA) for being a person with CF who is making a difference in the lives of one or more people with or without CF. The award is named after Dr. Jack Jacoby who was a CF Continue reading The Winner of the Jacoby Angel Award is Jerry Cahill

USACFA Founder’s Award Winner is Dr. Jerry Nick

Dr. Jerry Nick has been awarded the prestigious USACFA Founder’s Award which recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the adult Cystic Fibrosis community. Dr. Nick is the CF Adult Care Center Director at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. The award Continue reading USACFA Founder’s Award Winner is Dr. Jerry Nick

Nominations for USACFA Awards…

Here is your opportunity to make nominations for the two awards given by USACFA. We feel that you may know of someone who deserves one of these awards. Please read the requirements carefully.

Read about each award below and then e-mail an explanation of what your nominee did and how that exemplifies the spirit of the award. Continue reading Nominations for USACFA Awards…