“You’re So Lucky You Have Mild CF” and 5 Other Myths About Cystic Fibrosis

From sweating to tune-ups and cures

Girl sitting on her Pop’s lap having a nebuliser
Sandi and her Pop in 1975 | Photo Credit: King Family archives

“You’re so lucky you have mild Cystic Fibrosis.”

I’ve heard many variations and phrasings over the years. They all meant the same thing, how lucky I was that I “only” had mild CF.



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Sandi Parsons

Sandi Parsons


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