I’m still learning all the little details of cystic Fibrosis (CF) – the disease that affects the lungs, heart, lungs and digestive system – including when I first got sick.
The diagnosis was made in December 2013, and I was in a medically induced coma for about two months.
My condition was so advanced that I was unable to even walk for four months.
I needed the help of my family and I couldn’t afford the expensive treatments I was prescribed.
I was told that my CF was so rare that there was no way to accurately diagnose it.
My parents had been working in the industry for years and had a history of lung disease.
My father had CF and my mother was a nurse who also worked in the same field.
My sister, who is a nurse, also had CF, and we were very close.
My father suffered from chronic lung disease and lung cancer.
My mother, on the other hand, was not.
I had the flu, which I was taking for a short time, and had to undergo a lung transplant.
My family has worked hard and my sister has a job at the hospital.
I am now an independent adult, living with my family in an apartment.
I now have two children aged 12 and 14.
When I was finally able to start school and to start my life, I had to be very cautious about what I wanted to study because I knew it was only possible because I was a CF patient.
I knew nothing about the other patients in the hospital, so I was worried that I would not be able to go into the classroom as well.
I decided to go to a different university for my studies and to learn about the world.
I took the courses for myself and my classmates and had an amazing time.
I learnt about how people with CF and their families have a very difficult time getting the help they need.
I also learned about some of the challenges people face in this disease and how they can live their lives to the fullest.
At first, I thought that I should be able take courses at a university, but when I was looking into a different school, I realised that I didn