Facing IPF, Mortality, and a Future as an Only Child

Facing IPF, Mortality, and a Future as an Only Child

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Facing IPF, Mortality, and a Future as an Only Child

Growing up as an only child, I’ve spent my whole life hearing what one Washington Post writer calls “a slew of profoundly unflattering and occasionally contradictory stereotypes.” I’ve been told many times how lucky I am that I don’t have to share my parents’ affection with siblings. Or how spoiled I must be because I was the only child. And there’s always that delightful assumption that I’m socially inept or just a straight-up weirdo because…

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