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    Comments on Real World cast memeber.

    Hi this is my first time posting. Im a 23 yr old male and have had CF since birth. I play hockey and tennis and Im currently student teaching to become an elementary teacher and im in good health. Just curious how the CF community felt about the MTV Real World cast member with CF. If this is news to you I found out yesterday as i wacthed the first episode. SHe smokes and seems a little uneasy with it. I myslef am worried about how MTV will potray CF while using information that is unresearched and wrong, because the real world tends to do this to create drama. Hopefully this will be a step in the right direction for CF awareness , as long as it is correct information and not just MTV drama. hope you comment.

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    Hi - I was surprised also when I watched last night's episode. Her info. regarding cf was a little off. I am interested to see how MTV handles the subject matter. Her first night certainly was not a good one. Jo Ann

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    I don't know alot of Cf- i have a friend who lost a cousin to it and has one fighting it now- but from what i gather people who have Cf can not even be around second hand smoke let alone smoke themselves, and she portrayed having the illness as nothing as if it was a cold of some sort. I'm curious to see some truth behind this.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif" border="0">

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    I took one look at her fingers and knew. i have a few thoughts, first I'm so glad that there is finally someone in the public eye w/ CF. Although it's so common, so few people actually know about it. Second, I'm upset that this person in the public eye smokes. It is her choice and I don't think she has any responsability to be a "poster child", but I think the producers at MTV should have used more discression and thought about how this was CF's first impression for most people. Debbie22 yr old w/ CF

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    Hi, I've not had a chance to look at the boards until today since my kids have been on break. I didn't realize that a new Real World had started and missed the episode you all are mentioning. Can anyone tell me when it will be on again? I don't really watch it, my kids do. Two teenage girls w/CF. I might watch it for a bit when scanning through channels but have not really sat down and watched it since way back. I'd like to catch this one though. I am really interested now, after reading the posts. Thanks to anyone that can give me a heads up to when it's usually on. Guess I could ask my kids but they don't tune in all the time. Liza

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    Her name is Frankie, she is 21 and from Kansas City (I think). MTV is playing her up as the wild and rebellious one of the seven cast members: she's abundantly pierced, worked in a porn shop, and had some alcohol-related adventures on her first night that could rival the infamous Ruthie. Her smoking has quickly become a hotly contested topic on realworld message board (at televisionwithoutpity.com), where everyone posting has basically said "I don't have CF but I knew someone who did / know someone who does / saw it on TV once and smoking is baaaaad; I can't believe she's doing that, how stupid" etc. Personally, I'm just happy it's finally getting spotlighted. In the first episode, SHE totally downplayed the seriousness of cf; it wasn't MTV doing that. Now her housemates have caught on, however.

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    That was me who posted below. Sorry, I didn't realize I wasn't signed in. Also, the episode will be on a zillion more times this week, for anyone who missed it.scarlett

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    Just a reminder to some posts, THE REAL WORLD IS NOT ALWAYS REAL. It has been shown that MTV plots many episodes with the agreement of the cast memeber's. Frankie may not be in total control.

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    Hi, I just wanted to say that I have never heard of CF until the show, and have already logged on to this website to find out about it. I think that her being on the show will definitley raise awarness to millions, starting with one newly-aware person right here.

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    I know I'm supposed to be pissed that Frankie smokes and is therefore a bad role model or whatever, but personally, I think she's the greatest member of the cast. What pisses me off more is that out of her 6 roomates, only 1 of them knew what cf was, and all that girl knew was that her mom's brother had died of it in his childhood; that is to say, she didn't really know anything. When she got smashed (:beer<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> and passed out, all of her housemates were like, "We don't know if she's drunk or it's her ailment." Yes, ailment was the word they used, which made me want to smack them. If Frankie's showing anything to the public, it's that it's a tough disease to live with and can emotionally mess with you: she said she started smoking to be like "the popular girls" but I'm guessing it's also out of spite and loneliness. And I think she's showing that not all "sick girls" are perfect flawless angels but can be rebellious and do their fair share of embarrassing things. scarlett19 with cf

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