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Welcome to my blog. My name is Emily, and I am a 5 ft 2, eyes of blue, blonde-haired girl full of spunk and a love for helping and serving others. I graduated from Baylor University in May 2015 and am currently working on my master's in speech pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas with plans to graduate in May 2017.

I also happen to have a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a disease that affects about 30,000 adults and children in the United States. The disease causes mucus to build up and clog organs in the body, most commonly the lungs and the pancreas. To learn more about CF, go to There's plenty of information on the website that I won't bore you with!

Even though I live with CF on a daily basis, I also strive to live a normal, exciting life. I would be nothing without my faith in Jesus Christ and His redemptive love for me. I serve Him with my life and aim to glorify Him with all I am.

Thank you for venturing to my blog! This is a place for me to write my struggles, report my victories and tell you all about the wonderful things God is doing in my life. I hope you enjoy your time here!


  1. I have no idea how to "like " your blogs in order to see your updates Emily....& by the way, I think you're one amazing girl xx

    1. Thank you, Lisa! You can like the page on Facebook--search Blue-Eyed Breather and then click the "like" button. :)


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