Life Journey with Maria Espino

… we are all the same road.

Organizing Your Health Care

It is very important to be able to organize your health care so that you are always prepared going to all the different doctors and hospitals that become a part of our daily life with Cystic Fibrosis. First and foremost, I can speak from personal experience that having a great CF team can mean the […]

A Degenerative Illness

By no means is Cystic Fibrosis not a degradation of pulmonary function because that’s actually exactly what it is.  But that part of the definition, the part that says “degenerative”, doesn’t necessarily have to mean a degraded life or a life “less” lived. I have done some amazing things with the lungs I’ve been given. […]

Earth and Sky

What is a mother? Many will say she’s a creator. Many will say there is no other. I say she’s a gift, of value no greater. Like the Earth is a gift, One that gives life, A seed that’s planted and enriched, One that grows despite the strife, But that seed cannot grow alone, It […]

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The Death of My Mother

There is one truth universally accepted. A mother has the most profound effect of anyone on your life; be it positive or negative. So let me share with you just how true that fact is for me. I had just turned 17 when my mother died. She was diagnosed and dead in less than six […]

16 and Pregnant

When I was 16, I got pregnant.  Now that was not a secret.  And the doctors were not happy about that at all, obviously my parents weren’t either.  And I am about to tell a truth that I have never told a single soul in my entire life — not even my parents or my […]

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The Restless Night

Be still your heart in the restless night, as the fire in your soul seeps through the light, a new day escapes the howl of the wind, that rages quietly in the corners of your mind, would you dare to believe, in my arms you will find reprieve, the blue in your eyes shall shine bright […]


An Unstoppable Force

It is the ache of my heart, that pushes me to start, on an uncharted path, that will unleash its wrath, a wind that rolls through, with a mighty force of truth, no secrets to keep, we both take a huge leap, two souls stripped bare, take heed world and beware, we scream into the […]


The Importance of Organ Donation

As many of you may know, I battle every single day with a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I realize many of you may not know what that is or how it affects me and those around me.  I urge you to view a short video (~7 minutes) by a dear friend of mine, […]

Irreparably Broken

My heart is irreparably broken, Since the day you rose above, I strive to keep it open, To recieve all your love, Love that lives in the air of spring, In each and every budding flower, In all the memories that it brings, Embraced by its immense power, Nothing can fill this void, With never […]

September 9th, 2013

Its the month of September which always includes my birthday. My birthday is actually a joyous day for me. I have no fears of getting older, even though now after hitting the milestone of 37 (patients with CF have an average lifespan of 37, BF is a little older) it could be a ominous thing to […]

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