As the life expectancy of a person living with cystic fibrosis increases, they are faced with an array of challenges that severely affect their quality of life and their sense of self. A “normal” life does not look the same for someone whose primary purpose is to stay alive by treating and combating a terminal disease. A “normal” life involves the probability of disruption, delays and cessations amongst many other obstacles.
Dealing with a constant flux of infections and setbacks make it challenging for a CF Warrior to find and keep employment. This is why Warrior Timothy Furman, 33, reached out to Piper’s Angels when his wife, who was supporting them while he battled a lung infection in the hospital, unexpectedly lost her job. Piper’s Angels UFA Program was able to support them by paying their rent while Tim continued his fight and his wife found new income.
–Piper’s Angel’s Urgent Financial Assistance Program