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Cystic Fibrosis

Lea Marie Faraone, a registered nurse who played a vital role in the cystic fibrosis community, dies

Lea Marie Faraone, a registered nurse who played a vital role in the cystic fibrosis community, dies

Lea Marie Faraone, a registered nurse who played a vital role in the cystic fibrosis community, died Dec.13 from complications of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Towson resident was 28.

“Lea was probably the best human being on the planet,” said Josie Schaeffer of Towson, executive director of the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“She was funny and smart, and I’ve never met anyone like her. She was devoted to other people and came personally connected to those she met,” Ms. Schaeffer said. “She dedicated her life to service and working for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and cystic fibrosis families. She was dedicated to doing the greater...

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