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Panel decries lack of attention for Antimicrobial Resistance

Frank Buckley interviews author and publicist Diane Shader Smith, who’s daughter, Mallory, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and authored the posthumously published book “Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.”


A fitting memorial: Superbug treatment named for the patient who inspired its discovery

Even for the most elite of bacteria-killers, these superbugs were a challenge.

They’d delayed Mallory Smith from getting a lung transplant, and when she’d finally had the surgery, the bacteria quickly migrated into her new lungs. They shrugged off cocktail after cocktail of antibiotics


Mother carries on daughter's passion for life, love of Hawaii

Californian Mallory Smith, who loved the Hawaiian Islands, died at age 25 from an incurable disease that takes its average patient by age 37, but her words continue to speak to people around the world.


The luckiest man alive: Loving a woman with CF

I’m one of the lucky ones to be born without a nonsense CF (CF) gene mutation. In fact, I was lucky to be born without a CF gene mutation at all. Until a few years ago, I had never heard of CF, let alone met a patient. CF had no meaning to me then. That is, until I met and quickly fell in love with a beautiful young woman named Mallory Smith who had both: one common CF gene mutation, and one nonsense one. At that point, CF gene mutations took on a whole new meaning, since loving Mallory made me feel like the luckiest man alive—but having a girlfriend with deadly mutations threatened our future.


News 8's Marcella Lee Honored with CFF Community Champion Award

In honor of Mother’s Day, the San Diego Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held its annual “65 Roses Ladies Luncheon” on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

The title “65 Roses” is in honor of a little boy, who years ago, thought that’s how his disease was pronounced.


Frank Buckley interviews: Diane Shader Smith, Author/Publicist

Frank Buckley interviews author and publicist Diane Shader Smith, who’s daughter, Mallory, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and authored the posthumously published book “Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.”


A life remembered: Mallory Smith

Before Mallory Smith died age 25, she asked her mum Diane to publish her diaries, going back to her teens. When Diane looked through them after Mallory’s death she discovered a rich internal life that her daughter had recorded between hospital stays and periods of declining health.


Young Alumna and Writer

In her lifetime, Mallory Smith co-authored a book, advocated for protection of the Hawaiian Islands, and wrote about her experience living with a chronic, progressive lung disease.

Mallory Smith, ’14, died on November 15, 2017, from complications after receiving a double lung transplant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She was 25.