Katie Rose Broadhurst
Kaite Rose is a dancing giggle fest! Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 3 months, she is the only one of her huge extended family to have the disease. With such a close and loving family, her childhood was chaotic and exciting! And her parents never let her miss any treatments. Finding time for routine in the midst of chaos set the foundation of how important daily care was for health, happiness and maintaining the ability to pursue her dreams.
Originally from Philadelphia, Kaite Rose was one of the first patients to be blessed with the vest from DuPont Hospital for Children. This innovative machine gave her the independence to do her treatments without having to depend on her parents’ to get home from work. This changed everything. She was now able to maintain her health and medical routine without missing a beat with her busy school and sport schedule. This life changer kept her healthy and happy as she ran track in high school and college. After she graduated Neumann University with her Bachelor of Arts in Communications, she realized maintaining her health would be more difficult without an organized sport to keep her in check. So when she was offered a spot on the original Team CF Cycling Team, she was ecstatic! As a competitive mountain bike cyclist, she found her passion promoting healthy active living for people living with Cystic Fibrosis! The experience also left her a bit of an adrenaline junkie! Since graduating from Neumann University, she has run a marathon, cycled from London to Paris with her Dad and took up rock climbing!
Today, Kaite Rose is excited to continue her work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, especially in the time of Social Media where she can connect with CF’ers around the world! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is SO CLOSE TO A CURE and it’s thanks to people like you and events like this! She wants to send a big hug and a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to anyone who has donated in the past, plans on donating today or in the future! Every dollar that goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has helped fund not only to research for a cure to extend the lives of those with CF, but treatments that make the quality of lives of those living with CF a little more manageable and a whole lot more enjoyable and fulfilling! We aren’t there yet, but we can see the finish line! Let’s sprint!