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Caroline Heffernan talks to CF families about all sorts of things, employment, family support, housing issues, cross infection, fertility…you name it.

Caroline talks all things CF. As someone with CF she knows what she’s talking about. She’ll even discuss End of Life with CF families. Caroline volunteers for CF Ireland. Caroline, is 53 years old, and pushes the power of exercise. She’s a cycler, she ran a marathon in 2008, did the Barcelona Ironman in 2018, and in July of this year climbed Kilimanjaro. She assisted in the Guinness World Record Attempt for the Highest Harp Concert in aid of CF Ireland. She also reminds everyone with CF to think about what your Kilimanjaro is. It could be just climbing the stairs. Don’t compare yourself to anyone. You do you.

She lives in Ireland with her husband Francis, kids Jamie and Anna and grandson Milo.

Find out more about Caroline’s trek up Kilimanjaro and the fundraising for CF Ireland: https://highestharpconcert.com/
Link to the story of Triona Priestly, and singer Ed Sheeran’s serenade to her: https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/ed-sheeran-serenade-dying-fan-7760540/
CF Ireland: https://www.cfireland.ie
Harp fundraising: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/highest-harp#:~:text=The%20Highest%20Harp%20Concert%20Team,19%2C340ft%20on%20Mount%20Kilimanjaro
Producer: Beth Vanstone If you’d like to be featured contact her at: beth@thebonnellfoundation.org

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