Living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can be relentless and exhausting at times. Learn what life is like for children and adolescents living with this condition.
Educators who have experience teaching students with CF can also share ideas on how you can give effective support.
If you have a story you would like to share we would love to hear from you.
(Article taken from REDteen Magazine 2014) A few years ago a young lady with CF, Lilly (aged 15 at the time) was asked some questions about what it was like to live at boarding school while managing the treatment she needed to do for her cystic fibrosis (CF). 1. What...read more
At 18, Marina is very level headed and pragmatic. It is so inspiring to also meet a person who is happy with her life and who works so hard to achieve her goals despite having the extra burden of doing time consuming treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). I am studying a...read more
Research has shown that children have better academic and social outcomes when their parents and teachers work together. A positive parent-teacher relationship can result in a child doing better academically, emotionally and socially, being happier at school and...read more
Kathleen works as a Year 3 teacher at Assumption Catholic College in Mandurah and taught Alexis, who has CF, in her class in 2016. Kathleen came to teaching later on in life. She was inspired to become a teacher because she was frustrated that she couldn’t help her...read more
In early December 2017 we ran a CFSmart Facebook competition asking parents to nominate outstanding teachers who have gone out of their way to provide health and educational support for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The nominations that parents entered...read more