Maylie Porco & Gillian Mocek, MSW*   (Bios Below)

Maylie Porco & Gillian Mocek, MSW*
(Bios Below)

Peer Support

This program is intended to support individuals living with CF and their families. The enCOURAGE team is a wonderful resource to process a new diagnosis, talk through the trepidations of an upcoming procedure or discuss transitions in care.

Working with:

  • Youth

  • Teens

  • Caregivers

CF often presents itself with new challenges.  Many of those challenges are coupled with new fears, new treatments and ultimately new anxieties.  We are offering a new program to support children &  caregivers    through these uniquely CF experiences. 

Our program offers 2:1 support by a young adult and an adult, both living with CF. The enCOURAGE team will work with individuals and/or families to help normalize the challenges that CF presents. 

Topics could involve:

  • A new CF diagnosis

  • Feeding tube placement

  • Port placement

  • CFRD diagnosis

  • Hospitalizations

  • Anxiety around procedures

*This is peer support & encouragement and in no way intended to replace clinical social work services.*

enCOURAGE Team Experience

Maylie: A 12 year old, who is dynamic and positive. She loves biking, skiing, singing and reading. Her CF life has been complex and a constant challenge, which she faces head on with a smile. 

  • 15 Hospitalization

  • Life Flighted for Sepsis

  • 4 Bronchoscopies

  • PH Probe (2x)

  • Fecal Transplant

  • Port Placement

  • Feeding Tube

  • CFRD

  • Dyslexia

Gillian: A 26 year old, she has an energy and zest for life that is contagious.  She has an MSW* (5/2018) and runs support groups for Attain Health. Gillian is a wife and a mother, she's an advocate for social justice, a painter, and a photographer.

  • CFRD

  • 20+ Hospitalization

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Multiple sinus surgeries

  • Port Placement