On March 17, 2020, the world shut down and Anna Ward had to make the difficult decision to prioritize her health (her life) over her job and even over her extended family.
Anna was born with a progressive genetic disorder called Cystic Fibrosis.
CF is one of the highest risk conditions for serious illness from COVID-19, so Anna, her husband, and their two sons (ages 5 and 3) needed to self-isolate to the highest degree.
No grocery stores. No babysitters. No family gatherings. No exceptions.
In honor of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (May), Anna is sharing her story on this week’s episode of Have Hope; Will Travel.
She talks about how the disease works, what it has meant for her 30-some years of life, and what the vaccine means for her.
It is a heavy episode where we talk about physical, mental, and spiritual health. We even talk about death.
I think you’ll learn a lot—I did.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for all the ins and outs of CF
New England Journal of Medicine on the safety and efficacy of vaccines