Read about Creating Sunshine Forever CF Fighters:

Camille, 25

“After a hospitalization delayed my graduation, Creating Sunshine Forever was there to assist me with paying rent and medical bills. The application process was easy and the reply was fast, helping me feel reassured that I was not alone and that help was on its way. I am so grateful for the positive impact they have made on my life!”

Angeline, 38

“I am so grateful for Creating Sunshine Forever! I have been hospitalized 4 times in the last year for Cystic Fibrosis. This has been such a huge change for me. Before this year I was working and significantly healthier, but it was like after fighting a few bugs successfully while working my body was exhausted and my lungs took a bad turn. So I have ended up having to stop working and instead spend my time racking up medical bills full time. I became a mother to 8 kids before I found out I had Cystic Fibrosis. I wasn’t diagnosed until after my twins were born. My husband’s first wife passed away and left him a widower with four kids. So his four kids combined with the four kids I gives us our 8 kids. We have been married for 11 years now. I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis about 6 years ago. I don’t think any of the years with Cystic Fibrosis have been easy by any means, but this last year I ended up hospitalized four times and became unable to work at my job anymore and just became so far behind on so many things. It has been an ongoing challenge as I have continued to fight various lung bugs, liver problems and Stomach issues. It feels like just when I figure out one thing another thing hits. So one day I was staring at my medical bill from the hospital when a friend of mine who also deals with cystic fibrosis called and was telling me about this amazing organization that had helped her out. I asked her to send me the link because I could sure use some help. I was amazed at how quickly Creating Sunshine Forever responded to my plea for help and how quickly they paid what they said they would pay. It was such a relief to me and I am so grateful for people who donate their time and money to help. It really does help with the daily battles that we fight. Thank you.”

Whitney, 32

“My name is Whitney and I have cystic fibrosis. I heard about creating sunshine forever through another CFfriend. Unfortunately with cf you get lots of medical bills. From eIther doctors appointments, hospital stays, medication and even IVs. Well in February, I was on home IVS and got a bill for a rather large amount. So I applied for the creating sunshine forever grant. And they paid it all. I was stressing on how we could afford to pay another bill with all the other medical bills we have. It was such a blessing to us.”

Lisa, 49

“My name is Lisa, and I am 49 years old living with Cystic Fibrosis. My husband and I have been married for twenty-four wonderful years with two typical, yet sweet teenagers, neither of which have Cystic Fibrosis, and for that we are grateful! I am a teacher by trade and I homeschooled my children most of their school age life. I was always sick growing up, but CF was never considered for a kid growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s. As I got older in my teens and twenties, sinus infections and lung infections became the norm, and I was constantly on antibiotics. It wasn’t later until age thirty-eight that I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Lung function was pretty steady at that time, holding in upper nineties, but overtime, being hit with different types of lung infections (the most recent being Burkholderia cepacia), my FEV1 dropped to 75%. Over the years, chronic pancreatitis and kidney issues reared their ugly heads, but thankfully, all is being managed. I have a remarkable support system with my husband, children, and mother that encourage me to do treatments and are there to help in any way they can. I’m also very thankful for the most generous support of the Creating Sunshine Forever team. They have allowed my family to be relieved of pressing bills, one of which was in collections. To know that they understand and care with no strings attached, is just a testament to their passion for helping fellow CF’ers and their families. Many blessings to the CSF team and to all who read this!”

Wade, 33

"Thank yall so much for what you do. I always dread going to the doctor because my health insurance isn't that great and the Dr bills add up quickly and there have been times where I had to prioritize feeding my family over my health, so to have better health and feed my family means everything. So thank you!”d that help was on its way. I am so grateful for the positive impact they have made on my life!”

Dylan, 41

“I'm so grateful to Creating Sunshine Forever for helping my family and I with a medical bill.  After two lung transplants, we are working our way through a pile of medical bills, and their help came at a critical time within the pandemic.  We are so grateful to them and all who support this organization.  Thank you for helping patients like me fight these diseases and medical bills!  You are inspiring hope and a future!”

Lauren, 25

“2020 was a rough year for most anybody you ask. And the financial effects of 2020 are still in full swing. Between living expenses and medical bills, I found myself unable to afford nutritional groceries. There have been several weeks of just canned soup and ramen for my family. But thanks to Creating Sunshine Forever, I am blessed to receive some extra grocery money, so that I can fill my shopping cart with healthful, nutritious foods for my family. After living with CF for more than 25 years, I know how important eating well is, in addition to sticking with my treatments. What a blessing it is to be able to receive this kind of support from the CF community! Thank you Creating Sunshine Forever”

Shannon, 33

“Creating Sunshine Forever is a truly wonderful group that helped to alleviate stress and debt in my life. We welcomed our amazing Trikafta baby 5.5 weeks early and in the following weeks I had to have many tests and procedures due to my cystic fibrosis and management of lung function. My husband and I felt completely overwhelmed by the bills coming in while navigating no sleep parenthood. I applied for help and they covered ALL of our debt. I felt like I could finally take a breath of air. Words cannot cover how grateful we are and how helpful they were. The application process was easy and the response was incredibly fast. They were also very quick to pay the bills as many had gone to collections. A true lifesaver!!”