As a parent, you want to protect your child from everything in your power. It's not always possible, though. In May of 2014, when Gabe was just four weeks old, CF took our breath and semblance of power away. There was nothing we could do. On that day, we sat helpless, trying to process what life was going to be like from that moment forward. I still remember a picture of me that was taken that day. I was holding a sleeping Gabe in my arms, but the things that stand out most in the picture are my eyes. They're huge. I have big eyes anyway, but shock seemed to magnify them even more.