Brooke was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The oldest of three, she had two younger brothers, one with CF who passed away at 34.
Brooke has enjoyed involvement in all sports including swimming, running, tennis, softball, yoga, basketball, and surfing. She also has been musically involved with the clarinet, drums, flute, and piano, as well as practicing yoga, and various forms of art, including clay and pottery, painting, drawing, and various textiles.
Brooke has owned a successful yoga studio for the last nine years. Her studio is tailored to individuals who work with physical limitation on any level.
The most critical breakthrough in Brooke’s life was the realization that it was going to take a number of approaches to survive CF. This includes (but is not limited to) adherence with medications, practicing yoga, massage, nutritious food, lots of water, taking necessary supplements, positive people, smart clinicians and physicians, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, chiropractors, talk therapists, consciously making living and work environments lovely, and watching thought/speech patterns. For Brooke, this meant, “Demanding survival of myself. Demanding it!”