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Cystic Fibrosis

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  • 'Breathless Bride' defies death

    If you haven't gotten around to registering as an organ donor, there's a charming young woman in England who just might give you the nudge you need to stop putting it off. Her name is Kirstie Mills, and she's the heroine -- and we mean that literally --...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    SUNDAY Here Comes the Show The Newport Beach Wedding Show is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. Homeless in Costa Mesa Becks Hayhoe, who sits on the City Council-appointed Costa Mesa Task...
  • Laguna woman leads Race for the Cure

    When the Laguna Beach Soroptimists run this weekend during the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, they will be led by Lisa Wolter. Wolter, of Laguna Beach, is executive director of Komen Orange County, one of the most successful affiliates...
  • Joe Surf: 'Eco-Warrior' rides into battle again

    Joe Surf: 'Eco-Warrior' rides into battle again
    James Pribram is at it again. Laguna Beach's own "Eco-Warrior" soon will embark on another environmental rescue, this time in Bali, Indonesia. Pribram sent me an email this week that read: "I will be leaving Oct. 17 for Bali in an effort to help...
  • Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor offers patients new hope

    Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor offers patients new hope
    All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years. The...
  • Cystic fibrosis drug changes woman's life, revives Broadway dreams

    Cystic fibrosis drug changes woman's life, revives Broadway dreams
    Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs. When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
  • My Turn: Ready to celebrate a new hope for cystic fibrosis

    My Turn: Ready to celebrate a new hope for cystic fibrosis
    For years, a picture of Dr. Francis Collins, torn from the pages of a 1989 issue of Newsweek, held fast to our refrigerator door. Two red magnets placed him in the middle of Little League schedules, school rosters and Citizen of the Month certificates....
  • NEA Gives Arts Grants to 14 Connecticut Groups

    The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
  • Russell Matthews, actor

    A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart. "I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring...
  • Francis Joseph McNerney III, Mount St. Joseph graduate

    Francis Joseph McNerney III, Mount St. Joseph graduate
    Francis Joseph McNerney III, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School where he was known as the Fighting Gael mascot, died Dec. 21 at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications related to a lung transplant. The Canton resident was 23....
  • Finding their young and playful world

    Finding their young and playful world
    For those with cystic fibrosis, there's a litany of medicines to be taken every morning and night. For Rob and Paulette Montelone, it's triple the dosage as they distribute the medication to the three of their five children who have the disease. They...