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When the Life You Imagined Looks Different as the Parent of a Child With Cystic Fibrosis

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Someone once said that “the only constant in life is change.” How fitting for a week of unexpected news. A loved one is ill, and I’m once again reminded that health is not to be taken for granted.

None of us knows what lies ahead, and our bodies, sleek machines though they may be, are not infallible. They never professed themselves to be.

It’s we, in our arrogance, our busyness, who simply forgot. Many of us parents know this well. As we dream of our future families, the warm bundles of love that we’ll cradle in our arms, we don’t typically envision pressing medical needs.

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