Defying Cystic Fibrosis One Mountain at a Time
Sophie Grace Holmes was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). When she was 19, a doctor told her she was going to die within a few years. She set out to prove him wrong, quitting her office job and organizing her life around health and fitness. Sophie is now 27 years old. She is a fitness model, a trainer, a massage therapist and a motivational speaker. She thrives on challenges, and her many accomplishments include completing a 100k and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Blanc.
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Story Reference Points
What is Cystic Fibrosis? @ 1:49
Sophie’s diagnosis with Cystic Fibrosis @ 3:15
Sophie’s turning point at 19 @ 6:19
Sophie’s recent climb of Mt. Blanc @ 14:36
Social Media and CF @ 19:35
Pioneering better treatment plans for CF with a focus on exercise and nutrition @ 22:54
Sophie’s perspective on bringing a child with CF into the world @ 30:58
Sophie’s perspective on life expectancy and plans for the future @ 33:35