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Tim Wotton

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patient Stories

Tim has battled cystic fibrosis, a chronic lung condition, all his life. Expected to only survive until 17 years old, he has defied the odds for over five decades.

Overview

Living With Condition
51 Years
Published
2 Articles

Born in 1971, Tim Wotton lives in South London with his wife Katie and 15-year-old son Felix. Tim works full-time as an employee communications specialist. He has battled with the chronic lung condition cystic fibrosis (CF) all his life and manages CF-related type 1 diabetes.

Tim has shared his survival and resilience techniques via his decade-long blog, award-winning memoir, and storytelling podcast. He's also done several public speaking sessions worldwide to great acclaim.

Tim’s “Power of Three” philosophy

His survival requires belief and commitment to the "Power of Three" philosophy. The tenets are:

1. Regular physical exercise

2. Medical compliance

3. Mental resilience

He follows these three golden guidelines daily without time off or remission. Tim has participated in various sports since childhood, particularly field hockey. He was a Junior Hockey English International in his youth and still plays today. Alongside hockey, Tim enjoys regular walks and visits to the gym.

Defying the odds of living with cystic fibrosis

Expected to only survive until 17 years old, Tim has defied the odds for over five decades. It hasn't been easy, but Tim has gained many precious insights on his journey. He feels empowered by sharing his life lessons to help others.

Due to his post-traumatic growth, Tim is passionate about the importance of finding "daily moments worth living for." He believes meditation and nature can calm the soul and unlock inner wisdom.

Tim's eyes and heart have been opened by his health struggle. It has been an enormous factor to contend with, but his conditions will never overshadow or define his life.

NPS-IE-NP-00482 October 2022

Published Articles

My Three Golden Rules for Cystic Fibrosis
6 mins
article
Tim Wotton

My Three Golden Rules for Cystic Fibrosis

Winning at the Workplace, Despite Cystic Fibrosis
4 mins
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Tim Wotton

Winning at the Workplace, Despite Cystic Fibrosis