These are the true Heroes

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
— Christopher Reeve

Somer Love

My name is Somer Love, thank you for visiting Love To Breathe® “The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will”-Chuck Palahniuk

Love to Breathe® was established in 2001 so I could give hope and positive energy to the Cystic Fibrosis community, especially to the families with newly diagnosed children. I believe it is important to educate and raise awareness about CF and spread Love whenever and wherever I can. I want to change the world!

​I try to live each day to the fullest by keeping my hopes high, and dreams big!! I am 40 years old living with Cystic Fibrosis, and I am an active advocate in the CF community. Being diagnosed at 11 months old I was unable to make my own decisions.

However, I am fortunate enough to have fabulous parents who chose to help fight my disease. When I was old enough I adopted my parents philosophy and joined the fight. This is my fight…  Utah/Idaho Chapter

Love To Breathe…

One of my many passions in life is painting and living in the moment. It’s important to me to make every breath count, this is the best way I think anyone can live life.

When I am painting it seems to me I am doing just that. I have sent my paintings all over the US for CF Fundraisers to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. If you have an event coming up contact me…

I would love to help in any way I can. Breathe out Love! Xo 


Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and young adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).

A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick sticky mucus. All of this information and more can be found at

65 Roses” is what some children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) call their disease because the words are much easier to pronounce.

My first grade teacher always used the phrase “patience is a virtue” she repeatedly said this to the class as a whole and the individuals who needed a good reminder. Even tho I may have been too young to really grasp the concept it’s something that stuck with me throughout my life. ⁣
30 years ago cystic fibrosis made headline news when the CF gene was identified by Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui. This was a HUGE discovery and a very pivotal moment in my life. This breakthrough changed genetic research and led to so many new medical advancements across the board.
This was the first glimmer of hope for my family that came at a time when we needed it most. This new discovery solidified our fight and fueled our fire to keep moving forward in hopes that a cure would be right around the corner. ⁣
Fast forward to today… we are still very hopeful, we are still fighting, and we are still moving forward. I often whisper to myself “patience is a virtue” Some days my patience is tested, its not easy being patient, especially when you see first hand what this disease is capable of. I can’t help but yearn for that day we make headline news again but this time the headlines read “CURE FOUND”. 
There are amazing things happening right now because of that breakthrough discovery 30 years ago. Today we are closer to a cure than we ever have been before, and for the first time in a long time I am filled with more hope than ever. That hope is the virtue that will continue to fuel my fight as we patiently wait for that sought after cure. 
Breathe out love! Xo❤️

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