If you’re a preteen, teen, or young adult with CF, you probably face challenges beyond coping with the ups and downs of living with a chronic medical condition. Becoming more independent while safeguarding your health may be one of them, and it happens gradually: Sleepovers with friends may lead to overnight camp or time away from home; next comes college or work, relationships or marriage. For you and others with CF, developments like these are no longer the exception. They are almost nearly the rule.
At the CF Care Fund, we believe it’s our job to help see you through important life transitions. We cover the cost of easily portable medical equipment—for example, acapellas or portable nebulizers—if your insurance does not. We also subsidize the cost of treatments, such as counseling, that can be associated with the unique emotional demands of living with CF.
Are there other uncovered health care expenses that are standing between you and greater independence? If so, let us know. We’re here to make the big steps feel smaller.