Foundation supporters at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health gave us permission to share this story of hope for prenatal help for cystic fibrosis. 

When a prenatal ultrasound in October of 2021 showed Michaela and Jacob Zalinski that the baby they were expecting was developing the same cystic fibrosis complication as her two brothers had, they were devastated. But Michaela soon learned about a scientific report of a pregnant woman with CF who had taken a three-drug combination called Trikafta that might benefit her baby. Through the expert care of their team at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, the couple was thrilled that, though third-time parents, they had hope of taking their newborn home from the hospital for the first time!

Read the family’s story