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Nori the phenomenal

Nori was diagnosed with CF when she was just 15 months old.

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By McKenna Hoecherl

Why worry about fitting in, when you were born to stand out? That’s the mindset that helps Nori Boeholt through her journey with cystic fibrosis (CF), a condition that will affect her digestive and lung health for most of her life.

Nori was diagnosed with CF when she was just 15 months old and she's been a patient with Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital ever since. Now at age 12, she says her favorite thing about Mary Bridge is that she’s loved and cared for when she visits the hospital. 

“She is given wonderful attention by her doctors and nurses that have become friends and almost family,” says her mom, Ann. 

Nori visits Mary Bridge every three months, but she doesn’t let the difficulties that accompany CF slow her down – not even a little bit. She loves laughing and spending time with her friends, she’s part of several dance groups and she plays the trumpet. She’s even a canoeist for the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team.  

When she’s older, Nori hopes to become a fitness instructor and a business owner. The sky’s the limit for this ambitious 12-year-old, with her Mary Bridge family by her side every step of the way for as long as she needs them.


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