Thursday, January 24, 2008

Smiles

CF is so many smiles when we're young. Playing in the yard, swinging on swings, going to the zoo. Childhood is carefree even for a CF child.

My smiles faded into worries as I got older. I learned what was inside of me and how it was going to hurt me in the short term and in the long run. I realized the severity of my disease and the risk to my life and my smiles faded.

Slowly, over the years, I have fought my CF and given up many tears. Through all these tears I have realized the best way to fight CF is with smiles - the youthful, worry-free smiles of childhood.

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