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Sophie's good health

Despite these hurdles, Sophie managed to keep up good health in her childhood and teens without even having to be hospitalized until she was 19, which can be considered a miracle among many with CF.

Many view a visit to the hospital as debilitating, but for Sophie, it was a catalyst to adventure and commitment to further health. She explained, "I needed daily treatments but did all the things my friends did. I loved sport and sprinted for country. But being in hospital made me realize my condition was more serious than I'd appreciated. I decided to use it in a positive way to push me. I drew up a bucket list and committed myself to be as fit and healthy as possible."