what teen movies like 'five feet apart' get wrong about chronic illness

Vice - 03-18


“When you have CF so much is taken from you,” says Stella, a 17-year-old girl living with Cystic Fibrosis in the new film Five Feet Apart. With this line, Stella, played by actress Haley Lu Richardson, captures a common experience for those who live with CF or any other chronic illness -- the ways in which being sick can impact every fibre of your being.