My name is Kirstin Whitford and I was widowed at the age of 31 after my soul mate, husband, and best friend, Joey, died from complications associated with a long wait for a liver transplant. I am currently bumbling through the aftermath of this tragic loss and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. One thing I know for certain: I am sick of Cystic Fibrosis and want to help find a cure.

You can email me at: if you’d like. (Just be sure to watch the spelling of both of my names. As Joey would introduce me: “That’s Kirstin, not Kristin, with an “i”, not an “e”.” Man I miss that boy).