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Bridget Won't Let CF Hold Her Back from Helping Others

Posted by Angie DiSalvo on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Bridget Huddleston won't let cystic fibrosis hold her back from helping others.

You’ve been the patient. Maybe it was when you were just a toddler. Maybe it happened last week. But it definitely changed your life forever.

Somewhere along the way, you found the inspiration to turn your diagnosis into motivation. From that point on, you’ve wanted to help others like you.

Many of our students, like Bridget Huddleston, come to Nebraska Methodist College because of a personal health condition.

Bridget was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 4. She spent most of her childhood in and out the hospital for treatment. During one of her stays in fifth grade, she met a respiratory therapist who made a lasting impact.

“The moment that respiratory therapist walked into my room, she was just so positive,” Bridget says. “She was the first person to ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up and (to) show me a light at the end of this tunnel. Ever since then, I was like: ‘I want to do that for other people.’”

Today, Bridget is pursuing her passion through the respiratory care program at Nebraska Methodist College.

Watch as Bridget shares how her future began with discovering her why.

Watch as Bridget Huddleston shares how her future began with discovering her why.

Editor’s note: This blog post is the first in a series of six student stories and videos we will share over the coming months.

Topics: student spotlight, respiratory care