Gunnar’s Blog

My Experience with Cystic Fibrosis

“I want to use this blog to share some of my experiences so that hopefully when you, whoever you are, read this you can see the world as I see it. You can appreciate life as a whole. I want you to laugh and have fun while you read, I do not want you to feel sorry for me, or feel like the world is some cruel unfair place. The truth of the matter is that I was dealt a certain hand of cards, and I am making the best of it.”

Breathe In Podcast

  • Breathe In #98 - The Legal Marriage Question
    This week on Breathe In, Tiffany is on her own again while Gunnar battles his way through final exams. Tiffany is joined by a new voice on the podcast, Holly Seay, 24, from Georgia, a newlywed with CF. Holly takes us through her life with CF and how she met… Listen In
  • Breathe In #97 - Misdiagnosed
    On this episode of Breathe In, Gunnar takes the day off and Tiffany takes over with a returning guest, Audrey Kostelec, 23 from Washington State. You may remember Audrey from the emergency podcast we had on FaceBook Live in March. This time we talk about Audrey and her CF journey.… Listen In
  • Breathe In #96 - The Triple Combo
    A mere few days following the FDA's approval of Trikafta, cystic fibrosis patients across the United States began dosing. This week's podcast looks back at Gunnar's time in the triple combo study. Think of this podcast as a follow to Gunnar's blog over on Gunnar talks about both the… Listen In


  • My Time in Grad School
    I blinked and it was over. It was three years, two degrees, a marriage, and a baby. My time in grad school was, of course, defined (mostly) by the pandemic, but it also proved to me that “I could do it.” …I need to eyeroll a little because I graduated… Read More
  • If Vertex Has Such a Commanding Hold on the CFTR Modulator Market, Why Are Other Drug Makers Joining the Race?
    With news of the emerging biotech company, Sionna, coming out of stealth yesterday, there is, once again, a reinvigorated hope for more transformational cystic fibrosis medicines on the horizon. In case you missed it, Sionna is attempting to correct CFTR with a small molecule drug like Vertex’s class of modulators… Read More
  • The Race for Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapies Is On!
    Gene therapies are all the rage these days in the world of emerging biotech. It’s not hard to understand why. It has never been cheaper (on a giant scale) to understand human genetics and the human genome. We’re also living at a point in time where technologies to deliver whole… Read More