Julie Browning Ice was born February 13, 1971. At the age of 5, she exhibited all of the common characteristics of a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient. Each doctor's office visit would end with an improper diagnosis. It was not until she reached the age of 23, that doctors would pin down a diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.
Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, Julie opted to not take this news lying down. As one could imagine, knowing that your life expectancy had been drastically changed, would be hard to take. Instead of wasting valuable time worrying about her outlook, she opted to use every resource at her disposal to help find a cure for herself and the 30,000 others suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. In spite of her disease, Julie graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1993. Countless hospitalizations almost derailed her efforts but her determination to help others with CF drove her to excel.
On December 18, 2011. Julie successfully underwent a life saving, double lung transplant at the University of Kentucky. Doctors Charles Hoopes and Enrique Diaz-Guzman teamed up to save Julie's life. With a renewed spirit and a new lease on life, the war on Cystic Fibrosis just tilted in her favor. We'd like to take this time to remind everyone that the greatest gift any of us will ever give is the gift of life to others in the form of organ donation. Julie's donor not only saved the lives of 8 people but potentially, will save the lives of 30,000 (70,000 World Wide) with Cystic Fibrosis. Please click the DONATE LIFE banner on our site and become an organ donor.
Over the past 10 years, Julie has worked as the Government Relations Representative for Humana Military. This career choice has afforded her the opportunity to develope relationships with law makers within the legislative branch of the United States Congress, leading to advances in Cystic Fibrosis funding and research.
Currently Julie lives in Crestwood, Kentucky with her husband of 18 years, Roy. Together, they fight to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. While the progression of CF persist, so too does her willingness to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
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