Girl Seeking Joy

Stubborn. Identity. Joy.  

For as long as she can remember, Cassandra Bumpus has been “the sick girl.” Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was less than a year old, much of Cassandra’s early life was defined by her illness, which is progressive and has no cure.

But when Cassandra faced the prospect of a double lung transplant in her early 20s, she realized that to go on living, she would need to step out of her comfort zone and take the risk of saying “yes.”

Since then, Cassandra has made a full recovery from her transplant and has also said “yes” to building a life with her long-distance love and new husband, who also has Cystic Fibrosis. Cassandra says her husband helps her set aside her fears and take time to enjoy the here and now. Check out Cassandra’s work at Cunningham Creative Services, where she offers copywriting services for small businesses and fellow entrepreneurs and her Facebook page (soon to be blog) Girl Seeking Joy, which is dedicated to not running from joy but embracing it, no matter what life throws at you.

The Brave Files. Learn how to live bravely. Click through to listen how to Cassandra Bumpus is living courageously Cystic Fibrosis and a double lung transplant.

Top Takeaways

  • Joy can be just as scary as suffering, chase it anyway
  • Your physical self does not have to define who you are
  • Life’s big decisions can come at you fast, you have the strength to make good choices

Giving is Good!

Unsurprisingly, Cassandra supports Cystic Fibrosis Canada and encourages American listeners to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Cassandra's Bio

Cassandra Bumpus loves connecting with people through stories and conversation. She can often be found spending hours on research with her favorite cup of tea next to her in an attempt to satisfy her curious mind. Her interests have led to a passion for copywriting, content marketing, and case studies. She provides these services through her business, Cunningham Creative Services, based out of Saskatchewan, Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her blog, Girl Seeking Joy (coming soon). Cassandra loves to chat and can be reached at hello@girlseekingjoy.com.

The video below is Cassandra  talking and breathing on her own for the first time since transplant after being taken off the ventilator.

 Cassandra wearing her oxygoen mask at home prior to surgery. 

Cassandra wearing her oxygoen mask at home prior to surgery. 

 Cassandra put on an ambulance to be taken to the airport and flown to Edmonton, Alberta (the nearest lung transplant centre - about a 5-hour drive from where she lives - late September 2016)

Cassandra put on an ambulance to be taken to the airport and flown to Edmonton, Alberta (the nearest lung transplant centre - about a 5-hour drive from where she lives - late September 2016)

 In the hospital post-transplant (late November 2016)

In the hospital post-transplant (late November 2016)

 In the hospital post-transplant (late November 2016)

In the hospital post-transplant (late November 2016)

 Packed up and heading home after 5 months in the hospital

Packed up and heading home after 5 months in the hospital

The Brave Files. Learn how to live bravely. Click through to listen how to Cassandra Bumpus is living courageously Cystic Fibrosis and a double lung transplant.

Cassandra and Dillon on their wedding day, May 27, 2017. The truest deffinitation of
"seeking joy"