I have known Jane for about 30 years. I met her in Leeds just after her son Isaac was born. These two pieces of information may seem trivial until I tell you that Jane was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Many CF sufferers do no make it beyond their teenage years but the fact that Jane has survived well into her fifties is probably the least remarkable thing about her. I have seen her face illness, distress, even death itself with cheerful optimism and a total lack of self-pity. Her energy and commitment put me to shame and I have never heard her complain. This is her story.