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CF Champions


Wiktoria Lachowski
Age 27, Calgary, Alberta

My dream of becoming a world famous opera singer was born the day I won my first singing competition at the age of 9, standing on stage, with applause pouring over me – I was on top of the world and realized in that moment that I was born to sing.

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Tyrus Sleightholme
Age 17, Victoria, British Columbia

My name is Tyrus Sleightholme. I am 17 years old and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when I was about two weeks old.

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Ian Pettigrew
Age 45, Hamilton, Ontario

Award-winning photographer and graphic designer Ian Pettigrew knew something wasn’t quite right when he was unable to have children. He was 38 years old when he discovered the real culprit behind his health issues – cystic fibrosis.

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Christopher Beausoleil
Age 27, Tilbury, Ontario

Christopher Beausoleil doesn’t let cystic fibrosis stand in his way. After being diagnosed at age five, he decided that cystic fibrosis wouldn’t take control of his life and he continues to win the battle every day.

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Bonnie Brillinger
Age 42, London, Ontario

My name is Bonnie Brillinger. I am now at the lucky age of 42. I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 10 months of age. My biggest challenge with cystic fibrosis has been the insecurity of what the disease holds for my future.

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