Healthy Living

Despite Cystic Fibrosis, Professional Triathlete Won 11 Ironman Championships

She believes she serves a purpose for others with CF

Although most people would challenge her statement, Bentley believes that she was blessed with a gift of cystic fibrosis and a triathlon career for the purpose of inspiring hope for families with CF. “My advice to other CF patients is to keep living true and to never give up. Keeping physically active is key as CF is not a death sentence. I encourage other sufferers to be hopeful and to listen to their body. Maintaining proper lung function is the ultimate goal. If running triathlons is not to your liking, then go for a walk!” she said.

References

www.personalhealthnews.ca/patient-perspective/lung-health-4/ironwoman-conquering-cystic-fibrosis-one-breath-at-a-time

www.stmichaelshospital.com/media/detail.php?source=hospital_news/2013/20130513a_hn

https://sltablet.com/2017/12/07/lisa-bentley-inspires-athletes-cystic-fibrosis/

www.lisabentley.com