Andy Lipman

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Introduction I have cystic fibrosis. I have a beautiful wife and 2 great kids that my wife and I had through IVF since CF caused me to be infertile. I just finished my new book which will be in bookstores next year. I'm also a motivational speaker and fundraiser. I have spoken all over the U.S. and recently spoke in Wexford, Ireland. My event, A Wish for Wendy, has raised over $1.25 million in 12 years. I ran with the Olympic Torch in 2001. I speak to several groups about cystic fibrosis as well as my bouts with depression. I became the first board member of the Georgia CF Foundation to have cystic fibrosis. My dad and I started the Wish for Wendy Foundation in memory of my sister Wendy who passed away from CF. While CF has brought a lot of pain to my life, I feel very fortunate for the people I have in my life. I have written 3 books already. The Drive at 35 is my third book and hopefully the best. This memoir talks about my issues with CF, depression and many other items. The book has forewords from Garth Brooks and Celibe Dion. If anyone is interested in my book, please e-mail me at
Interests Cystic fibrosis foundation, softball, Atlanta braves, Atlanta falcons, Georgia bulldogs, cystic fibrosis, depression, CF, In vitro, IVF
Favorite Movies The Karate Kid (the original)
Favorite Music Foo fighters, live, u2
Favorite Books The Drive at 35, Alive at 25, a superhero needs no cape, the five people you meet in heaven, the grapes of wrath