April 12 2012

Stefan Keasche

“Medicina vinci fata non possunt.”

I have been fortunate my entire life to be surrounded by supporting friends and family – from my immediate family all the way to my school teachers. Even when faced with up to 4 hospitalizations a year, my support group made sure I did not fall behind in school and never made me feel different. I was able to make friends in the hospital and count some of my doctors and nurses as some of my best friends today.

My motivation to stay healthy and compliant is simple: I love my family, my girlfriend – and especially love traveling with them and getting to experience new things with them. Without my compliancy, I know that I would be too ill to participate in any of the activities I love with the people I love.

In spite of my compliancy, I have had two liver transplants when I was nine and one kidney transplant in 2010. I plan to keep my new organs as healthy as possible and live with them for the rest of my life, a long, healthy, and happy life.

My favorite…
Color is blue.
Food is Cucina Italiana.
Movies are Doomsday, 96 Hours, and Joystick Heroes.
Musical artists are David Guetta and Pitbull.
Athletes are Alex Zanardo, Allen Iverson, and Vince Carter.
If I could visit anywhere in the world, I would go to either the United States or Japan.
My friends and family would describe me as friendly.
If I could give anyone recently diagnosed with CF any advice it would be… Live your life. Go out. Have fun. Enjoy everything you have and work for your health.