Navigating Grief and Growth - Sydney Altano (Video)

May 31, 2018

Gianna Altano was an amazing young woman who lost her battle with CF at the age of 23. Sydney Altano, her mother, shared Gianna's story at the 2018 Embrace Retreat for mothers of children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Through the most unimaginable loss, Sydney has navigated pain and growth, and her personal story is both moving and inspiring.

CF Community Voices is made possible through the support of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA and Gilead Sciences.

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Navigating Grief and Growth - Sydney Altano (Audio)

May 31, 2018

Gianna Altano was an amazing young woman who lost her battle with CF at the age of 23. Sydney Altano, her mother, shared Gianna's story at the 2018 Embrace Retreat for mothers of children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Through the most unimaginable loss, Sydney has navigated pain and growth, and her personal story is both moving and inspiring.

CF Community Voices is made possible through the support of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA and Gilead Sciences.

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CFRI: Advocacy in Action 2018 Video

May 23, 2018

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. This video documents the power of CF advocacy, during CFRI's advocacy and awareness day at the Capitol in Sacramento, California, when the State Senate passed a resolution declaring May to be CF Awareness Month in California. Individuals with CF, as well as parents, siblings, and friends of those with CF, met with their representatives to raise awareness and encourage support for access to therapies and quality care.

Filmed and edited by Brandon Delgado.

CF Community Voices is made possible through grants by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

Music: https://www.bensound.com

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CFRI: Advocacy in Action 2018 Audio

May 23, 2018

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. This video documents the power of CF advocacy, during CFRI's advocacy and awareness day at the Capitol in Sacramento, California, when the State Senate passed a resolution declaring May to be CF Awareness Month in California. Individuals with CF, as well as parents, siblings, and friends of those with CF, met with their representatives to raise awareness and encourage support for access to therapies and quality care.

Filmed and edited by Brandon Delgado.

CF Community Voices is made possible through grants by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

Music: https://www.bensound.com

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Financial Resources for the CF Community #1: Income Support - Tiffany Raffino, LCSW

April 25, 2018

In this first segment of her comprehensive podcast on financial resources for the CF community, Tifffany Raffino, LCSW, Clinical CF Social Worker at UC San Francisco, covers income assitance programs to help cover the high medical costs associated with the disease. These include Medicaid, SSDI, caregiver income support, state and county programs. 

CF Community Voices is generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

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Financial Resources for the CF Community #2: Navigating Medical Costs - Tiffany Raffino, LCSW

April 25, 2018

In this second segment of her comprehensive podcast on financial resources for the CF community, Tifffany Raffino, LCSW, Clinical CF Social Worker at UC San Francisco, covers strategies for covering the high medical costs associated with the disease. These include insurance plans, hospital cost negotiations, and medication assistance through foundations and pharmaceutical company programs. 

CF Community Voices is generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

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Financial Resources for the CF Community #3: Additional Sources of Support - Tiffany Raffino, LCSW

April 25, 2018

In this third segment of her comprehensive podcast on financial resources for the CF community, Tifffany Raffino, LCSW, Clinical CF Social Worker at UC San Francisco, covers the extensive range of support programs to help those living with CF. These include CFRI's programs, private foundations, scholarships, "wish" organizations for children and adults, and much more.

CF Community Voices is generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

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Financial Resources for the CF Community #3 (Audio): Additional Sources of Support - Tiffany Raffino, LCSW

April 25, 2018

In this third segment of her comprehensive podcast on financial resources for the CF community, Tifffany Raffino, LCSW, Clinical CF Social Worker at UC San Francisco, covers the extensive range of support programs to help those living with CF. These include CFRI's programs, private foundations, scholarships, "wish" organizations for children and adults, and much more.

CF Community Voices is generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

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Financial Resources for the CF Community #2 (Audio): Covering Medical Costs - Tiffany Raffino, LCSW

April 25, 2018

In this second segment of her comprehensive podcast on financial resources for the CF community, Tifffany Raffino, LCSW, Clinical CF Social Worker at UC San Francisco, covers strategies for covering the high medical costs associated with the disease. These include insurance plans, hospital cost negotiations, and medication assistance through foundations and pharmaceutical company programs. 

CF Community Voices is generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

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Financial Resources for the CF Community #1 (Audio): Income Support - Tiffany Raffino, LCSW

April 25, 2018

In this first segment of her comprehensive podcast on financial resources for the CF community, Tifffany Raffino, LCSW, Clinical CF Social Worker at UC San Francisco, covers income assitance programs to help cover the high medical costs associated with the disease. These include Medicaid, SSDI, caregiver income support, state and county programs. 

CF Community Voices is generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.

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