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A memoir unlike any you’ve read: A young woman’s inspiring struggle with her invisible killer

LA Times
March 08, 2019

Hunting Ground Directors to Make Film Based on Memoir of Cystic Fibrosis Victim (Exclusive)

Hollywood Reporter
February 19, 2019

I have an urge to do something more. Heart-wrenching memoir of woman who died of cystic fibrosis and a superbug at 25 chronicles invisible illness

DailyMail.uk.co
March 12, 2019

My daughter is gone but her legacy lives on through her writing and phage therapy

STAT News
November 13, 2019

Frank Buckley Interviews: Diane Shader Smith, Author/Publicist

KTLA5
March 13, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

New York Times
May 17, 2019

A Discussion About the Memoir "Salt in My Soul"

Brentwood School
May 12, 2019

15 Books to Help Guide You Through Grief

Popsugar
August 24, 2020

Woman creates Lunges4Lungs to raise money for transplant research

TODAY
August 23, 2017

Why Would A Hospital Turn Away A Transplant Patient? To Keep Its Numbers Up

WESA.fm
September 29, 2017

CF Patient, Recovering from Double Transplant, Inspires ‘Lunges4Lungs’ Fundraiser

Cystic Fibrosis News Today
September 20, 2017

How One Patient Inspired the Creation of a New Superbug Therapy

Beckers Hospital Review
1/23/20

To save a young woman besieged by superbugs, scientists hunt a killer virus

PBS
November 12, 2017

Soul Sisters: My Reflections on Mallory Smith’s Memoir

Cystic Fibrosis News Today
June 26, 2019

Beverly Hills Community Embraces Mallory Smith’s Legacy At Book Launch

Beverly Hills Courier
March 23, 2019

Read An Excerpt From A Memoir Of A Young Woman Who Died Of A Superbug Infection

Buzzfeed
March 11, 2019

Book Review: Salt in My Soul

Haley's Life in Color
May 26, 2020

Looking At Invisible Illnesses

CBS Local
March 23, 2019

Diane Shader Smith Speaks About "Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life"

XRAY in the Morning
March 11, 2019

Reconciliation Ecology

Pacific Horticulture
August 15, 2017

Shedding Light on Cystic Fibrosis: Mother Publishes Daughter’s Memoir Posthumously

CBS This Morning
March 18, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Took Her Life. In Her Writing, She Left An Extraordinary Gift

Forward
April 24, 2019

Looking At Invisible Illnesses

CBS Los Angeles
March 23, 2019

A fitting memorial: Superbug treatment named for the patient who inspired its discovery

STAT News
Jan. 23, 2020

Facing mortality: a young woman’s lifelong battle with illness

LA Times
December 13, 2017

Mother publishes daughter’s diary after her untimely death from cystic fibrosis

NY Post
March 12, 2019

A patient’s legacy: Researchers work to make phage therapy less of a long shot

STAT News
November 28, 2017

The Luckiest Man Alive: Loving a Woman with CF

Emily's Entourage
May 17, 2019

Beverly Hills High Graduate Mallory Smith Receives Double Lung Transplant

Beverly Hills Courier
September 14, 2017

People Making A Difference: Mallory Smith's Legacy

CBS Los Angeles
March 01, 2019

Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Lunges for Lungs

WXPI.com
August 07, 2017

Diane Shader Smith Releases Salt In My Soul

Arroe Collins
May 17, 2019

UPMC Performs Life-Saving Transplant After Woman Turned Down Across the Country

Pittsburgh Action 4 News
October 09, 2017

BHHS Grad Won't Let Illness Keep Her from Stanford

Patch.com
September 01, 2010

Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life

Danny van Leewen
July 14, 2019

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Diane Shader Smith - Writer, Publicist, and Cystic Fibrosis Advocate

Deborah Zara Kobylt
June 26, 2019

Superbugs Are Nearly Impossible to Fight. This Last-Resort Medical Treatment Offers Hope

TIME Magazine
December 18, 2017

Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life Interview

Nurse Talk
April 04, 2019

Mother Carries on Daughter’s Passion for Life, Love of Hawaii

Maui News
September 03, 2019

Mallory Smith’s Voice Shines Through In ‘Salt In My Soul’

Beverly Hills Courier
January 25, 2019

Salt in My Soul at LMU

CURes Blog
April 22, 2019

‘Salt in My Soul,’ Mallory Smith Says What All of Us Are Thinking

Gunnar Esiason
April 24, 2019

Forty Must-Read Books to Level Up and Live Your Best Millennial Life.

Read It Forward
November 01, 2019

Now Reading: April 2019

Literary Mama
April 26, 2019

Turning Tragedy into Triumph with Mark Smith

CF Mom Tribe
April 11, 2019

"Mallory" Bacteria Named

Beverly Hills Weekly
January 17, 2020

Countdown to Graduation: Mallory Smith

Patch.com
June 10, 2010

A life remembered: Mallory Smith

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
March 12, 2019

Mallory Smith's Posthumous Memoir 'Salt In My Soul' Is A Moving Portrait Of A Woman With A Chronic Illness

Bustle
March 12, 2019

News 8's Marcella Lee honored with CFF Community Champion Award

CBS 8
May 13, 2019

Alumna’s lifelong battle with illness inspires community

Beverly Highlights
December 04, 2017

SALT IN MY SOUL: AN UNFINISHED LIFE by Mallory Smith

Common Reads
March 12, 2019

She Read Her Daughter’s Journals, Then Published Them After Her Death

Riley's Children Hospital
June 06, 2019

Book Review: Salt in My Soul

CF Roundtable
February 28, 2021

Why Lung Transplant Patients Rejected by Other Hospitals Seek UPMC

Beckers Hospital Review
October 26, 2017

Patient waiting for transplant launches 'Lunges4Lungs' challenge

Fox News
September 17, 2017

Battling cystic fibrosis is tough. But Mallory Smith is determined to live happy.

BH Weekly
August 04, 2016

In the Spotlight: Mallory Smith

CFF.org
August 15, 2013

To save a young woman besieged by superbugs, scientists hunt a killer virus

STAT News
November 10, 2017

Book Review: Salt in My Soul

Being Charis
September 16, 2019

Illness as Metaphor

Phi Beta Kappa Newsletter
June 17, 2019

Young Alumna and Writer

Stanford Magazine
March 03, 2018

Mother to Present Daughter’s Posthumous Memoir ‘Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life'

Village Green NJ
April 10, 2019

Woman Repeatedly Rejected For Lung Transplant Undergoes Successful Surgery At UPMC Hospital..

Pittsburgh CBS Local
October 09, 2017

Mallory Smith: A Richly Compelling Story of an Unfinished Life

San Diego Tribune
May 05, 2019

Beverly High Graduate, Cystic Fibrosis Advocate Mallory Smith Dies At 25

Beverly Hills Courier
November 16, 2017

Diane Shader Smith On Her Daughter Mallory’s Incredible Memoir About Living With Cystic Fibrosis, Salt in My Soul, and The Athleticism & Mindset That Powered Her Along The Way

Marni on the Move
August 21, 2019

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The diaries of Mallory Smith, a remarkable young woman who was determined to live a meaningful and happy life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug—from age fifteen to her death at the age of twenty-five.

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