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Dealing with Death

Death. Not exactly a topic to liven up a dinner party. But, people with cystic fibrosis face it and learn to deal with it at an early age. You know, I’d go in the hospital…


April 24, 2018

A Letter to my Donor

Six years ago, on April 18, 2012 I received the ultimate gift – a healthy set of lungs.     This is my transplant story and finally, an open letter to my donor Chris who gave…


April 16, 2018


  Running and Track & Field have always been a huge part of my life, despite having breathing issues due to my cystic fibrosis (CF). So, when I first started volunteering at the Boomer Esiason…

ByMike Hill

April 3, 2018

You Cannot Fail

  Three simple words define my life motto: You Cannot Fail. Thirteen letters that keep me going despite cystic fibrosis, a lung transplant, two partial knee replacements and other obstacles I’ve faced in my 61…

ByMike Hill

March 27, 2018

Bouncin’ Back

Well, here I sit, staring at four walls, unable to ride my bike, work out, coach, or run. I’m stuck here in my apartment for the next two weeks as I recover from a partial…

ByMike Hill

March 20, 2018

Don’t Get Caught in the Comfort Zone

  It’s easy to become complacent. Life is rocking along, you’re feeling well, doing what you love to do, so one busy day, you decide to skip a treatment or neglect to take your pills.…

ByMike Hill

March 13, 2018

You Are the Hero of Your own Story

  “Yours is a story, So brave and so true And life is awaiting The hero in YOU.” – Unknown   I grew up as one of five boys in a family of six kids.…

ByMike Hill

March 5, 2018

Doctor, Doctor!

  I walked into the office the other day while Boomer was there and we began to make small talk. He asked how I was doing and I told him I had to see the…

ByMike Hill

February 27, 2018

Why Do I Do What I Do?

Because I can… I believe in giving back & passing it on. I’ve been given a platform, so I use it to share what I’ve learned and experienced to benefit others. I really like the…

ByMike Hill

February 20, 2018

Who Am I?

I’m Delta F508. I’m R117H. I’m a cystic fibrosis patient. I’m post double-lung transplant by 5 years and 10 months.   I am all that and so much more. I am Jerry Cahill: athlete, coach,…

ByMike Hill

February 12, 2018