My First Post

This was my first post and it gives you a little background about why I started this blog.

My name is Colleen, I'm 22 years old and I have Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I was diagnosed with CF at birth and have accepted it as a part of my life. Luckily, I've been very healthy and have not been hospitalized since I was born. Keeping a positive attitude and keeping up with all of my treatments is going to keep up that record, hopefully for years to come!

I love the saying, 'live, laugh, love' and will base my blog off it when I can.

Live: "You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it." One thing you'll learn about me, is I really like quotes. I think this quote is absolutely true. This is the life I was given, and I'm going to live it to the fullest of my ability, because I can! The average life expectancy for a person with CF is late 30s, maybe into the 40s. I am determined to beat that statistic; to live!

Laugh: I laugh at everything! Laughter is the best makes me cough! Having a sense of humor is important to me and laughing everyday is a necessity. Joking and laughing with friends and family is the best!

Love: I have lots of love in my life, especially from close friends. I recently got married in October 2010, to my super supportive husband, Tim, and became a part of an extremely loving and supportive family of in-laws! Without happy, supportive, encouraging people surrounding me in my everyday life, living with CF would certainly be a struggle.

For more information about how I live life day to day with CF check out my next two posts (originally from January 2011): 
Background about my CF
Day to Day Life


  1. I LOVE IT!! and laughing makes me cough too, its worth it though ;)

  2. What a great blog. I'd love to see more.

  3. Thank you! :) My most recent post is always at the top when you click on "home", and if you'd like to read past posts, look on the right side of the screen under "blog archive" or "what I write about". Enjoy! How'd you come across my blog?

  4. Hi Colleen,

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    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog *Live*Laugh*Love*Breathe* has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Cystic Fibrosis Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Cystic Fibrosis Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

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