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GO TEAM BOOMER

  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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

February 12, 2018

Steve C.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I’m a husband, father of two, cancer survivor, and I battle CF every day of my life. I was diagnosed with CF at 3 months…

October 24, 2016

Lauren P.

"You are your home." Halfway through my eighth grade year I was at the peak of my distance running career, leading my middle school cross country team and placing first overall in some meets. That's…

July 20, 2016

Haylee R.

I believe in my disability. My disability is not a chromosomal defect or a learning curve. My disability is not one that renders me immobile and in need of a wheelchair. My disability is breath…

April 13, 2016

Heather H.

My name is Heather, and I was diagnosed with CF when I was 3-months-old – at a time when doctors did not think I would live to kindergarten. Boy did I prove those doctors wrong.…

March 14, 2016

Kristal

“We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.” Hi! My name is Kristal, and I was diagnosed with cystic fibrois when I was only 8-months old. I…

February 8, 2016

Desmond H.

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. - Heywood Broun I have always believed that the more work you put into something the better the results will be. Sports have always been a huge…

May 20, 2015

Anthony R.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just a few days old. I have a very mild…

May 19, 2015