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.
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
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.
Life Flighted for Sepsis
PH Probe (2x)
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.
Multiple sinus surgeries