caregiver

Helen and Nell, and how tracking can lead to better outcomes

Helen and Nell, and how tracking can lead to better outcomes

March 18, 2019

Helen is the mother of seven children, several of whom have chronic conditions. One of her children happens to be Folia Health’s founder and CEO, Nell Meosky Luo. This inaugural vlog chronicles how Helen’s tracking of her oldest son’s home reported outcomes led to better care and was happened to provide the inspiration for the birth of this company.

Amy, on advocating for a methodical approach to CF

Amy, on advocating for a methodical approach to CF

January 12, 2019

This winter, we’re excited to be speaking with caregivers and patients who are using Folia to advocate for themselves, and to move closer to the best possible care for themselves or their loved ones.

Sarah, our intern from the MIT Sloan School of Management, was kind enough to conduct this interview with Amy - a mom who is advocating for a methodical approach to managing her son’s CF.

Kate, on life with three beautiful girls, military moves, and CF

Kate, on life with three beautiful girls, military moves, and CF

February 16, 2018

Kate and her three daughters recently moved to Connecticut due to her husband’s position in the Navy. Her youngest daughter, Lucy, was diagnosed before birth with CF. Now 7 months, Lucy has the biggest smile, she’s starting to crawl, and Kate is in the process of figuring out how to work CF treatments into her family’s life.

Meg, on why she loves her job

Meg, on why she loves her job

January 28, 2018

We’ve had a great time speaking with Meg Hall, a social worker at Maine Medical who focuses on supporting cystic fibrosis families in both the child and adult clinics. Meg has had the unique experience of being the connector between the families and the healthcare system, and joined us this week to tell us all about why she loves her job.

Jenna, on enjoying every moment

Jenna, on enjoying every moment

January 3, 2018

Our first featured caregiver of 2018 is Jenna, Maine-based mom to Kate, a three (almost four!)-year-old living with cystic fibrosis. Jenna and her husband, Cort, have already become fixtures in the Maine CF community. 

Lynn, on managing CF as a team

Lynn, on managing CF as a team

November 11, 2018

This week in the Caregiver Chronicles, we share the story of Lynn, who has two children living with cystic fibrosis. Lynn and her husband Josh have managed to balance the demands of a double treatment schedule with everything else that comes along with raising two elementary school-aged kids. 

Cindy, an incredible autism mom

Cindy, an incredible autism mom

August 27, 2017

Cindy is a physician with 5 kids, ranging in age from 8 to 19, and is a practicing physician. Her oldest, Marcus, was diagnosed with autism when he was a toddler. Since then, Cindy has become an expert at helping Marcus fit in with his peers and live as normal a life as possible.