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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/27/2007 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I'm new and was wondering if anyone here was from the Chicago area. I have a 7 year old niece with CF. I'm new to the area and just wanted to introduce myself!

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 1/28/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Raisen and welcome to Healing Well!
Can't help ya on the Chicago tips, hopefully someone will chime in.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss
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New Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 1/30/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Raisen,sorry to hear abot your 7yo with CF. I'm in the chicago area too. I dont actually have a diagnosis but my 6yo daughter will have her sweat test on feb9th. I'm absolutely terrified because shes showing alot of the symptoms. My husband and I are praying that its something else but something in me tells me its not. How long since your dx?

 I'm new to this site but I've been learning things about cf through everyone here. Youve all helped a lot. Thank you

Looking for hope,


New Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 2/1/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the support. my niece was less than a week when she was diagnosed. i don't like to say good luck with the testing, because it's going to be what it's going to be. i will wish you luck in helping your daughter stay healthy! let me know if i can do anything for you!


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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 7/14/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   


I don't log on here very often, but I am on now. I live in the Chicago suburbs. I am 46 with CF yeah .  I would be glad to answer any questions you might have. Just let me know.

Rosie 46 w/CF

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 2
   Posted Yesterday 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Raisen, LittleRose, and PeteRose: I'm Toni, I'm not from the Chicago area, but I'm not a real long ways away, I'm in Decatur (central IL) I'm also new here, my 13 yr old son has recently been diagnosed with Selective IgA deficiency (a Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder) and asthma. He had a sweat test in April that showed he was very close to borderline CF and had a 2nd sweat test yesterday that was a positive result and being schedule for a 3rd in 2 weeks to positively diagnose him with CF, I'm terrified and hoping to find comfort in this forum.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 8/9/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
hi raisen, i was just wondering i,m from ireland and here in my situation i have all my healthcare paid for, my question is if you have cf in america is your medical care all paid for, by the goverment? ie. if your on welfare . it dosent matter what your income is here if you have cf its all free

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 8/17/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I am a new member and read your post and wanted to let you know that I am a 21 year old in the Chicago suburbs with CF. If there are any questions you may have that I can answer, please don't hesitate!

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