The Fighters Chronicles - Juliann Yungkans
I've been living with Cystic Fibrosis for almost 26 years now. I was diagnosed when I was only 3 months old and have been dealing with the daily struggles CF brings to my life ever since. My younger sister is battling along side me as she also has CF. Along with CF I also have Asthma, chronic sinusitis and CF related Diabetes. My life is far from normal but I like to think more normal than a lot of CF'ers get to have. I have my daily treatment regimes and take pills with every meal as well as insulin through a pump, however I live my life to the fullest that I possibly can. I've had my fair share of struggles with CF from multiple sinus surgeries, countless hospital stays and even spending holidays in the hospital.
However, I strive to do the most with my life like graduate with my Bachelors in just four years, despite the hospital stays and struggles I've had during my time at college. I am currently enrolled in the MBA program at ASU in their Professional program that allows me to work full time and go to school. I never want CF to limit what I'm able to do in life, although my health has always been top priority to me. I wouldn't be where I'm at today without the support and love of all my friends and family who are always there when times are tough!