My name is Bishop Saunders and I have cystic fibrosis. I’ve hit so many milestones in my life growing up, and have so many to go. And cystic fibrosis has been, and always will be, there for all of them. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease presented when you inherit a recessive gene from both parents. In people with CF, it makes mucus really thick and sticky, causing many problems throughout the body. Mucus sticks to the lungs, causing infection and a decline in lung function. Mucus clogs sinus cavities, again causing infection and also painful headaches. The thick mucus also blocks digestion, making it hard to get the nutrients I need to fight infections and grow.