Sharing My Friend’s Cystic Fibrosis Story As She Prepares to Say Goodbye

Scenarios of Drea
4 min readFeb 27, 2021
My friend Erica and I in happier times, posing for a selfie
My friend Erica (left) and I, in happier times a few years ago

My friend Erica was born with a chronic terminal illness known as cystic fibrosis. Currently, as I’m writing this, she’s been in hospice care for a little over a month. Erica is just 32. Her hospice nurse told her that she is the oldest CF patient she had ever met. Many CF patients do not make it into adulthood, and the ones that do have an average life expectancy of…