In the 1950s, most kids with cystic fibrosis died in childhood. Today, things are a lot different. One SickKids patient, Mac Robertson, isn’t just surviving, he’s thriving. He’s a strong, six-foot teenager. He plays elite baseball. And, some days, he forgets he even has it. So, how’d we get here? And what does SickKids have to do with it?
As a SickKids Foundation writer, Hannah works closely with world-renowned SickKids scientists, physicians, and
researchers, turning dense medical jargon into engaging content about the latest research and treatments for
kids. She’s inspired by the hope and perseverance of young patients and their families, a fantastic team
of colleagues, and her three young girls at home.
1989 news clip about the discovery of the CF gene at SickKids