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

LA Times

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

Hollywood Reporter

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

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


Frank Buckley Interviews: Diane Shader Smith, Author/Publicist


Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

New York Times

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


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

NY Post

15 Books to Help Guide You Through Grief


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


Looking At Invisible Illnesses

CBS Los Angeles

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


"Mallory" Bacteria Named

Beverly Hills Weekly

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

CBS This Morning

Mallory Smith: A Richly Compelling Story of an Unfinished Life

San Diego Tribune

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

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

Read It Forward

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

Maui News

Book Review: Salt in My Soul

Being Charis

Illness as Metaphor

Phi Beta Kappa Newsletter

A Discussion About the Memoir "Salt in My Soul"

Brentwood School

Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life

Danny van Leewen

Book Review: Salt in My Soul

Haley's Life in Color

The Luckiest Man Alive: Loving a Woman with CF

Emily's Entourage

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

Riley's Children Hospital

Diane Shader Smith Releases Salt In My Soul

Arroe Collins

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

Gunnar Esiason

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

Deborah Zara Kobylt

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


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


Turning Tragedy into Triumph with Mark Smith

CF Mom Tribe

Salt in My Soul at LMU

CURes Blog

Now Reading: April 2019

Literary Mama

People Making A Difference: Mallory Smith's Legacy

CBS Los Angeles

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

Village Green NJ

Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life Interview

Nurse Talk

Looking At Invisible Illnesses

CBS Local

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

Beverly Hills Courier

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

XRAY in the Morning

Soul Sisters: My Reflections on Mallory Smith’s Memoir

Cystic Fibrosis News Today

A life remembered: Mallory Smith

Cystic Fibrosis Trust


Common Reads

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

Beverly Hills Courier

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

TIME Magazine

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

LA Times

Young Alumna and Writer

Stanford Magazine

Alumna’s lifelong battle with illness inspires community

Beverly Highlights

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


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

Beverly Hills Courier

Reconciliation Ecology

Pacific Horticulture

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


Why Lung Transplant Patients Rejected by Other Hospitals Seek UPMC

Beckers Hospital Review

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


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

Pittsburgh CBS Local

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

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

Pittsburgh Action 4 News

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

Cystic Fibrosis News Today

Patient waiting for transplant launches 'Lunges4Lungs' challenge

Fox News

Beverly Hills High Graduate Mallory Smith Receives Double Lung Transplant

Beverly Hills Courier

Woman creates Lunges4Lungs to raise money for transplant research


Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Lunges for Lungs

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

BH Weekly

In the Spotlight: Mallory Smith

BHHS Grad Won't Let Illness Keep Her from Stanford

Countdown to Graduation: Mallory Smith


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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