I was born at 32 weeks, via emergency C-Section. I had a blockage in my Large Intestines and had to have exploratory surgery on day 2 of life. During surgery they removed over half of my small intestines due to blockage and dead intestine. During surgery the surgeon found Meconium Beads, leading to the suspicion that I may have Cystic Fibrosis. They ran some preliminary test, and sure enough the results came back positive for CF. CF had not shown up on either side of my family and came as quite a shock to everyone. It has been a learning curve and I has been through so much since being born. I was in the NICU at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital for 4 weeks and then the St. Cloud Hospital for a week. I was able to be home for a couple weeks before I was admitted to the U of M Childrens Hospital again, due to failure to thrive. During my admittance, I had another surgery to have a G-Tube placed. The placement of the G-Tube has allowed me to gain weight and work towards my growth chart goals. We continue to learn more and more about the Cystic Fibrosis Disease, and appreciate any amount you are able to donate so we can hopefully find a cure for this disease some day!