Helping Children & Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

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The Lagnese family established the Muriel’s Breath of Life Foundation in 2010 to help close the financial gaps of care for people in the tri-state area of Pittsburgh affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

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Muriel’s Breath of Life is a non-profit initiative created by Muriel’s family and friends to honor the life and memory of Muriel Lagnese by helping Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families cover medical expenses and associated costs that are not covered by health insurance.

Funds raised by Muriel’s Breath of Life are administered by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and are intended for CF patients with special financial needs who are undergoing treatment at the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Program at UPMC’s Comprehensive Lung Center or the Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

2020 MBOL Golf Raffle

I am excited to announce the MBOL golf raffle for 2020. This year’s raffle presents a […]

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2019 Annual MBOL Picnic

The ninth MBOL picnic was held on September 2, 2019 at the Rose Barn in North […]

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MBOL 2019 Golf Raffle

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“At only three months, Mariella has spent most of her young life in the hospital. Born with CF, Mariella was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s immediately after birth. Although Mariella is now doing better, her first few weeks were fraught with digestion complications and other medical issues that compromised the infant’s health. With two other children at home, Mariella’s parents struggled to balance spending time with Mariella while also caring for her siblings. The Muriel’s Breath of Life Fund helped Mariella’s parents afford the gas costs they incurred as they made the countless trips back and forth between their home and Children’s. The Fund also ensured that Mariella’s parents had the support they needed to purchase healthy meals while here in the hospital with Mariella. Were it not for Muriel’s Breath of Life, Mariella’s parents would not have been able to spend so much time with her throughout her hospitalization.