Carl Riedy and his spouse, Judy, are parents of three adult children, including Chad, who was diagnosed with CF at 3 years old, when life expectancy was 12. Today, Chad is 38, married to Julie, and the father of Liam and Tate, two awesome boys. Carl is actively engaged in multiple roles with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the national and local levels. The journey has been an incredible one, full of fear, hope, challenges, and successes. Carl and his wife have been involved in CF-related activities for decades. Together, they co-chaired an annual fundraiser at the local level for 22 years. Carl is on the National Volunteer Leadership Council, serving on the national Outreach Committee, has been engaged in CF FamilyCons, and was the parent representative on the Advanced Lung Disease Guideline Committee. He is on the Metro DC Chapter Board, serving as both the Advocacy and Outreach Chairs, and he is actively engaged with the Fairfax Inova CF Adult Care Center.