* Correction: The text about the effects of cystic fibrosis has been changed to reflect the improved prognoses for babies born with CF, based on modern treatments. (The doctor originally predicted a likely lung transplant by age 5 instead of a possible lung transplant in childhood.) While the original text came from the author’s personal memory of the conversation, we made the changes so that the comic gives a more current and accurate snapshot about an important medical question.
Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, cartooning teacher, and avid gardener who lives in scenic Maplewood, New Jersey. She is currently working on a teenage memoir entitled How to Draw a Nose.