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An active volunteer throughout college, this cause is personal for Byrd. A relative of hers, Eric Johnston, was diagnosed with CF at age two. “Thanks to love, research, and organizations like the CF Foundation, Eric will be 45 this year,” Byrd says. It’s been a learning curve living in the Twin Cities after being raised in small town in Wisconsin. But after eight years, “I have fallen in love with the Twin Cities!” she says, and she actively roots for both the Badgers and the Vikings.