June 6, 2011
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman. Emma D'Agostino was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at two weeks old and has endured 17 years of treatments, sinus complications, hospital stays and antibiotics. D'Agostino has also competed nationally as an Irish dancer since she was 13, and she is an all-state flutist in her school band. Above, she shows off her many medals she has won.
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A typical day for Emma D'Agostino includes breathing treatments in the morning and at night and exercise through an Irish dance class or a bike ride.