Hansen: For Omahan with cystic fibrosis, being 'average' is amazing, but it isn't enough
Landon Bautch, 3, talks to his father, Chad, as he takes a treatment for his cystic fibrosis in their Omaha home. Chad, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 3, recently celebrated his 38th birthday. “I'm going to outlive average," he says. "I'm going to create a thousand memories with my kids.”
Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:00 am
Chad Bautch named his 38th birthday. He called it Average Day. And when Average Day dawned, it did look like another oh-so-normal notch on the way to 40.
His eldest son had Boy Scouts, so his wife carted him there. Chad loaded up the 3-year-old twins and drove over to friends of the family. He ate a slice of cake as the kids played in the living room. He went home early.
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