I don't have NF myself, but my daughter does....still, since having her, I specifically chose to pursue education and employment in the medical field, mainly so that I could begin to understand more of how NF works. I became a Medical Assistant, now I am in nursing school. I work in a dermatology office and have been able to meet one patient who has NF. Whenever I have had to do any kind of report for school- I try to incorporate an area of NF into it...for example I did an oral report in my Medical Terminology class on NF, and a paper in my microbiology class on gene therapy in relation to NF.....I almost wish I had pursued more bio or chemistry, where I could work on research to find a cure. Anyway, even though I don't have NF, it has definitely influenced the career I have chosen.
Mom to Acacia (17) NF1, love of my life