Breathe In Ep. #40 – Monarch Airway Clearance

Marten DeVlieger, 37 with cystic fibrosis from Taber, Canada, joins Tiffany and Gunnar on the podcast this week to talk about his life with CF and what led to him inventing the basis for the Hill-Rom Monarch Airway Clearance System. Marten begins the interview by talking about his very active lifestyle, from backpacking through Europe,...
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Breathe In Ep. #39 – A Day in the Life

With Gunnar back on the podcast this week, the trio takes a question from a listener who asks what an average day looks like. Since Gunnar, Tiffany and Lea are all at different places with their respective cases of CF, they attack the question through the lens of a work day, a time that’s more...
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Breathe In Ep. #38 – Female Problems and CF

With Gunnar away on business this week, the Salty Cysters aka Lea & Tiff take over the Breathe in Podcast. They chat about the struggles of being a female with cystic fibrosis. CF poses challenges for any individual fighting the illness, however being a female with CF brings its own set of unique challenges. Whether...
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Breathe In Ep. #37 – The Transplant Games

Erinn Hoyt, 27 with cystic fibrosis and 2.5 years post double lung transplant, comes on the podcast to talk about her path to the 2017 Transplant Games. Erinn says that Swimming was a huge part of her life, and kept her out of the hospital until she was 17 years, which oddly enough is when...
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Breathe In Ep. #36 – Cystic Fibrosis and IVF

Doug Simmons, 33 with cystic fibrosis, joins the podcast to talk about the IVF process. Since 98% of men with cystic fibrosis are infertile, CF men need to go through IVF to father children. Doug takes us through the entire process, from his wife Whitney’s genetic testing, sperm aspiration, to egg retrieval and embryo transfers....
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