Code dies after battle with cystic fibrosis


Mallory Code died Monday evening after a life-long battle with cystic fibrosis, reported. She was 25.

The site said that, according to Mallory’s dad, Brian, she was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hopsital over the weekend with a blood infection and pneumonia. After severe swelling of the brain ensued, she passed away at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET, the site said.

'When she was born, her life expectancy for a cystic fibrosis child was 16-18,' Brian Code told 'So when you look at what she accomplished by age 17 or 18, it's pretty mind boggling.'

Despite her condition, which included diabetes and asthma, Code won four American Junior Golf Association titles, played for the 2002 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team and graduated from the University of Florida in August with an English degree.

Golf Channel got a chance to meet this incredible young woman in 2005.