My name is Oliver Jackson and I am 19 years of age, living in the UK. Since birth I have been required to balance a typically normal existence whilst coping with the relentless demands of the inherited illness Cystic Fibrosis. Living with CF depicts my story, offers advice and provides an insight into the every day life of a CF patient.
For someone living with Cystic Fibrosis, there becomes a point in life whereby you become more inquisitive with regards to wishing to learn more about your illness. Upon enlisting the help of that well known search engine, you are presented with information that is inevitability going to cause emotional heartache. The details acquired by online resources are difficult to comprehend as very few websites offer a unique understanding of Cystic Fibrosis and what the illness entails.
With that in mind and armed with a sarcastic attitude, a creative writing style and a respect for those affected by the illness, Living with Cystic Fibrosis was established. Gaining an insight into a personal battle with Cystic Fibrosis can help to alleviate any fears surrounding the illness. Look upon this website as a source in which to seek comfort in the knowledge that despite there being no cure as of yet, the extent to which CF affects you or someone you know is determined by personal resolve. By remaining resilient in the face of adversity, CF can be managed. Cystic Fibrosis is not an 'inherited disease', it is an illness awaiting a cure.
"You are inspiring and give strength to a lot of people, even more than you'll ever know. You have the right mindset to achieve incredible things." Visitor - Melbourne, Australia
"You’re doing a great job on your website. You’re a very talented guy... posting your life’s situation is so beneficial to those with Cystic Fibrosis." Visitor - New York, U.S.A
WHAT'S THE STORY?
Read about my Cystic Fibrosis journey, the troubles I have endured and the hurdles I have overcome. I look back at my time in education and look ahead to the future as I look to forge a successful career for myself.
Discover how I have been able to manage Cystic Fibrosis when faced with problems that many patients are required to address, such as dietary requirements and ensuring that sufficient exercise helps to clear secretions.