Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patient Stories
Tim has battled the chronic lung condition cystic fibrosis all his life. Expected to only survive until 17 years old, he has defied the odds for over five decades.
Born in 1971, Tim Wotton lives in South London with his wife Katie and 15-year-old son Felix. Tim works full-time as an employee communications specialist. He has battled with the chronic lung condition cystic fibrosis (CF) all his life and manages CF-related type 1 diabetes.
Tim has shared his survival and resilience techniques via his decade-long blog, award-winning memoir, and storytelling podcast. He's also done several public speaking sessions worldwide to great acclaim.
His survival requires belief and commitment to the "Power of Three" philosophy. The tenets are:
1. Regular physical exercise
2. Medical compliance
3. Mental resilience
He follows these three golden guidelines daily without time off or remission. Tim has participated in various sports since childhood, particularly field hockey. He was a Junior Hockey English International in his youth and still plays today. Alongside hockey, Tim enjoys regular walks and visits to the gym.
Expected to only survive until 17 years old, Tim has defied the odds for over five decades. It hasn't been easy, but Tim has gained many precious insights on his journey. He feels empowered by sharing his life lessons to help others.