December 17 2013

Susanne Noble

“Let go and let God,” is a phrase by which I have always tried to live my life. I was diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, and was fortunate enough to be a part of a family that treated me as normally as possible while staying supportive. Growing up with CF has forced me to become a fighter and to be a much stronger person. While I never let CF prevent me from doing anything, it sometimes delays my goals or forces me to create completely new ones.

I have led an extremely active life with my friends and family that includes swimming, camping, softball, painting, and interior design. In spite of this, my health eventually declined and I need a double lung transplant. I was a high risk case – so there were many challenges before I was able to get my new lungs – but I never gave up hope. I have gone through a variety of hardships, both medically and personally, but have found the inner strength to move on with my life.

To anyone who has cystic fibrosis – Do not give up! You are worth the fight! CF does not own your life, you do.

My favorite…
Color is purple.
Food is crab legs.
Holiday is Christmas.
Movie is The Vow.
Song is I Won’t Give Up on Us by Jason Mraz.
Teams are the Braves and the Steelers.

If I could visit anywhere in the world, I would go to Australia.

My role models are my CF doctor, my donor, and my parents.