Episode 41: "I have CF; CF doesn't have me" - Mandie Sherman
Mandie Sherman was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant, and has outlived her initial life expectancy by 11 years. While conquering her disease, she has inspired others struggling with CF by running competitive track in high school and college, getting married and having a child (a feat that is so rare doctors do not even recommend their patience make the attempt) and starting the popular blog shermanarmy.com, which documents her day-to-day as a wife, mother, sibling and “souldier” living with CF. On this episode, Mandie gives Nate an education on CF, including what it does to your lungs and how rare the disease actually is. They discuss her upbringing and how her parents chose to raise two children with CF. They chat about the role her religion has played in her outlook on life and what she can do with her time here on earth, the inspiration behind the “sherman army” and much, much more.