MY STORY

Hi, my name is Danielle Saltalamachia or some of you may know me as “Salty.” I am 32 years old and living with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic genetic disease that is characterized by the build-up of thick, sticky mucus which in turn affects many organs, but mainly the lungs and digestive system. I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at three months old, but I have been very fortunate in life because I was blessed with an amazing family. They have never treated me different or held me back because of CF and have always supported me in living my life as normal as possible…I was able to experience the true college life at an amazing university (GO PENN STATE!), traveled to so many amazing places, and was finally able to finish my Master’s Degree and begin a career as a Registered Dietitian.  However shortly after, my life started to slow down drastically as my lung function began to decline.  After years of waiting for new lungs I was fortunate enough to receive a life saving double lung transplant on Feb 10th, 2018.  Since, I have dedicated my time to recovering and spreading awareness for cystic fibrosis and educating the public about the importance of becoming registered donors. Part of my proceeds for Salty Roses products are donated to non profit organizations that share this common goal. Please follow, support and stand by me while I continue on my transplant journey! XOXO - Salty

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YOU DON'T GET TO CHOOSE HOW YOU'RE GOING TO DIE OR WHEN.

YOU CAN ONLY DECIDE HOW YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE.

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MY TEAM

Whenever I feel down I am quickly reminded about how lucky I am to have such an amazing team by my side.  I call them my team because it truly takes a team effort to keep me going sometimes. To My family, the reason I am still living, loving to fullest, and breathing the best I can, Thank You!!