Maylie Porco & Gillian Mocek, MSW*   (Bios Below)

Maylie Porco & Gillian Mocek, MSW*
(Bios Below)

Peer Support

This program is intended to support individuals living with CF and their families. The enCOURAGE team is a wonderful resource to process a new diagnosis,  talk through the trepidations of an upcoming procedure or discuss transitions in care. 

Working with:
  • Youth
  • Teens
  • Caregivers

CF often presents itself with new challenges.  Many of those challenges are coupled with new fears, new treatments and ultimately new anxieties.  We are offering a new program to support children &  caregivers    through these uniquely CF experiences. 

Our program offers 2:1 support by a young adult and an adult, both living with CF. The enCOURAGE team will work with individuals and/or families to help normalize the challenges that CF presents. 

Topics could involve:

  • A new CF diagnosis
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Port placement
  • CFRD diagnosis
  • Hospitalizations
  • Anxiety around procedures

*This is peer support & encouragement and in no way intended to replace clinical social work services.*

enCOURAGE Team Experience

Maylie: A 12 year old, who is dynamic and positive. She loves biking, skiing, singing and reading. Her CF life has been complex and a constant challenge, which she faces head on with a smile. 

  • 15 Hospitalization
  • Life Flighted for Sepsis
  • 4 Bronchoscopies
  • PH Probe (2x)
  • Fecal Transplant
  • Port Placement
  • Feeding Tube
  • CFRD
  • Dyslexia

Gillian: A 26 year old, she has an energy and zest for life that is contagious.  She has an MSW* (5/2018) and runs support groups for Attain Health. Gillian is a wife and a mother, she's an advocate for social justice, a painter, and a photographer.

  • CFRD
  • 20+ Hospitalization
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Multiple sinus surgeries
  • Port Placement