Emmah Evans, CF Mummy

Author, Motivational Speaker, The Cure4CF Foundation Ambassador and Mother.

28 Year old Emmah Evans has Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life threatening hereditary illness affecting Australians today. With the life expectancy at 37 years old, Emmah has made it her mission to do everything she can to help raise awareness and funds towards finding a cure. ”I am 28 years old and have Cystic Fibrosis. I have lost more friends than I can count all under the age of 21 due to this horrific disease.

I attended my first funeral at just 6 years old, unfortunately a common “event” that I found myself going to almost yearly” says Emmah

At only a few weeks old Emmah was given up for adoption due to her health and her biological parents being told she wouldn’t live to see her childhood. 16 years later, Emmah found her biological family by chance, they believed she had passed away. The Words Inside, published by Random House Australia, Emmah talks about her journey in finding her biological family and growing up with a chronic illness.

Emmah continues to prove CF wrong. After believing she wouldn’t make it through high school due to becoming very ill, Emmahs life took a turn when in 2005 she won national magazine Girlfriend, Girlfriend of the year and became the national youth ambassador of Australia for Cystic Fibrosis. Emmah graduated high school and went on to pursue a modelling careemwith-bubser and motivational speaker. Emmah has worked full time and managed to continue to have many projects.

“Having CF has not stopped me from living my life to the fullest, from travelling the world, writing my own autobiography, hitting the catwalk and speaking in front of the likes of Sir Bob Geldof, Jamie Oliver and former US president Bill Clinton. I am proudly continuing to prove CF wrong, I reach for the stars and push all boundaries.” Says Emmah.

Emmah is now a proud mother of two, something she didn’t believe was possible. Emmah has a page called CF Mummy where she shares her story of living with a chronic illness and being a mother – the good and the bad.

As an Ambassador for The Cure4CF Foundation, Emmah is excited to be working closely with the organisation in raising awareness and much needed funds to bring the Adelaide research team closer to the human clinical trial phase.

Motivational Speaking is something Emmah is excited and passionate about doing.

Emmah aims to Inspire, Motivate and give Hope to her audiences. Ensuring your audience can connect and feel encouraged; Emmah provides the necessary tools so audiences can apply it to their own situations and leave the presentation with a “Can do/Feel good” attitude. Each talk is tailored to her audience.