Cystic Fibrosis: How Savannah Survived a Devastating Disease

This year, Savannah celebrates her 25th birthday. It’s quite a milestone for someone with cystic fibrosis, an inherited condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. Savannah credits her health to a combination of determination and the expert care she has received at Yale Medicine since birth.

Growing up, Savannah was able to see a range of Yale Medicine specialists under one roof. She was also able to access clinical trials for cutting-edge medication. Marie Egan, MD, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Program, has watched Savannah grow from a sickly baby to a rebellious teenager and, now, into a remarkable young woman.

To learn more about the pediatric cystic fibrosis program, click here.