Paul is the person who inspires me to know no limits and live a full, meaningful life. At fifty, Paul is a CF patient who has defied all the odds, surviving a double lung transplant, a kidney transplant, and countless hospitalizations. In spite of this, he’s never let CF define, restrict, or limit him. This is why Paul is a legend in the Connecticut CF community. Paul graduated from college, works as the CFF Special Events Coordinator, is married, travels extensively, and keeps replenishing his bucket list. He is known for his self-deprecating humor, his wit, his positive outlook, and his incredible mastery of the art form called pointillism. He combines these talents and attitude to maximum effect at the annual Rose Ball by emceeing the event with the perfect blend of comedy and fundraising expertise, fueling passionate bidding wars for his donated art. In every aspect of his life Paul consistently motivates others to get involved in the CFF and persist in finding a cure. Amazingly, he continues these efforts despite knowing that his condition is too deteriorated to benefit from most new drugs. Now that's truly inspirational!
Like Paul, I'm passionate about art. I believe battling CF has made me a more inspired artist. Through art I can emote in ways no other medium allows, yielding a catharsis that is deeply satisfying. My creative presentation is a painting I created displaying me star gazing. It is symbolic of my attitude about CF, always looking onward and upward!
Caroline C.'s Artwork
Caroline C.'s Achievements