Parental Support from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Barrett Wragg completed a bachelor of science in finance and marketing and served as president of the Black Business Association his senior year. Currently, Barrett Wragg is a Divisional Sales Manager for T. Rowe Price, where he leads a team of Regional Investment Consultants who partner with fee-based financial advisors. Outside of work, he has contributed to charitable organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

In addition to fundraising to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, the CFF provides an array of support tools for parents caring for children with the disease. Because caretakers of children with a chronic illness are at higher risk for anxiety and depression, it is important to watch for signs of stress.

To avoid becoming overwhelmed, parents should focus on eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep. Connecting with other parents of children with the disease can provide an outlet and a support network, as well as a helpful source of factual information. Dealing with medical bills in a timely manner and seeking assistance when necessary can also help decrease anxiety. For more information and resources, visit