My wife, Lisa, and I have a daughter, Claire, with cystic fibrosis. She was born in July 2011 and spent over a week in the NICU with a blocked bowel. Her bowel cleared without surgery and we were sent home.

Three weeks later, a sweat test showed she has cystic fibrosis. We took the diagnosis pretty hard and got really protective of her. We've since loosened up and learned to work CF into our lives and how to manage it without having it run our lives. Claire is doing well with her treatments and thankfully has not had any hospital stays.

A few things you might want to know about us:

We look forward to hearing from you. God Bless.

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My wife, Lisa, and I have a daughter, Claire, with cystic fibrosis. She was born in July 2011 and spent over a week in the NICU with a blocked bowel. Her bowel cleared without surgery and we were sent home.

Three weeks later, a sweat test showed she has cystic fibrosis. We took the diagnosis pretty hard and got really protective of her. We've since loosened up and learned to work CF into our lives and how to manage it without having it run our lives. Claire is doing well with her treatments and thankfully has not had any hospital stays.

A few things you might want to know about us:

  • We're Christians.
  • Dave works full-time.
  • Lisa is a full-time stay-at-home mom.
  • We fundraise for CF.
  • We're members of the Cystic Fibrosis Family Council at Akron Children's Hospital.
  • We like to travel and recently took Claire to the beach in North Carolina.

We look forward to hearing from you. God Bless.

Dave is a parent mentor for these conditions: Cystic Fibrosis.

Dave is a mentor for these care services: Cystic Fibrosis, NICU, Pulmonary

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