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Cystic Fibrosis Is Not My Identity

I will never say, “Hi, I’m Jesse. I have CF,” and I will kick anyone who introduces me in that manner. I am Jesse, the WordPress guy. “This is my husband, Jesse.” I am Jesse, the owner of this company. I am Jesse, member of Oakwood Community Church. I am Jesse, an avid gamer. Jesse the blogger. Jesse the (soon to be) college grad. Cystic fibrosis does not own me! I’m not a spokesman or a poster child for CF. I’m not against sliding into some speaking or training, but I’m darn sure I don’t want that to be my identity.

I’m more than that.

I’m also sick of those “woe is me” CFers out there who choose to be victims of the disease, their insurance, and their frigged up lives because they chose to not make anything of themselves by not applying themselves in school and having zero ambition. You do not have my pity… however…

If you so choose, I will offer to help you make something of yourself through tips, motivation, and even recommendations of how to better yourself health-wise, intellectually, and by meeting and hanging with the right people. Studies have shown that you will fall within 10% of your 10 closest friends’ income after a 5-10 year period. I believe the same goes for health, education, and everything that is pervasive in one’s life.

Anyone who wants to take me up on getting out of a lame cycle of being a victim, feel free to take me up on my offer and contact me via my contact form or Twitter @cffatboy.


  1. How about your proud parents, “This is my son, Jesse”?

  2. That'll do. I see you took a trip to 😉