Could Chopin Be the Most Famous Person With Cystic Fibrosis?

The composer’s ill health shares many traits with a genetic disease

An etching of Chopin from the waist up
Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

TThe urge to cough was strong. Stronger still was the need to finish. Back rigidly straight, Fryderyk Chopin’s fingers danced. Just a little more. Nearly there. The melody took over. Lost in the soothing sounds, Chopin blocked out his bodily needs.

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Sandi Parsons

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Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.