My Personal Connection to Cystic Fibrosis

Blake Copeland, was born with cystic fibrosis. Watching his daughter and son-in-law struggle with the diagnosis and then seeing his grandson go through treatments brought a new appreciation for the people who have this disease and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

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Bryce Harvey
My Son has Cystic Fibrosis

Blake was a whopping 9lbs 2oz when he was born. He was seemingly a healthy baby boy. About one week after Blake was born we got the results from the newborn screening test that said he had “elevated” immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT). Having no clue what that meant, I obviously did what any other modern day mother would do – I googled it. The result was scary. That was the first time I really saw the words “cystic fibrosis”.

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