As part of his 60th year, Jerry has Activated a “Living List,” and will Complete 60 Events this Year — This is 60:60
New York, June 27, 2016 – The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) today celebrates the 60th birthday of Jerry Cahill, a BEF cystic fibrosis (CF) Ambassador and double lung transplant survivor, who proves that age is truly just a number and that success is possible with a strong commitment to your health. Within the last Continue reading Jerry Cahill, Boomer Esiason Foundation Ambassador, Celebrates 60th Birthday and Demonstrates that People with Cystic Fibrosis Can Live a Normal Life with Exercise and Medical Compliance
Gunnar Esiason sat down with BEF CF Ambassador Jerry Cahill recently to find out more about his double lung transplant and the way his life has changed since he had the procedure 4 years ago. Jerry shares the many ways in which he has traded certain CF issues for complications that come Continue reading Celebrating 4 Years Post Transplant with Jerry Cahill
Last week marked my 10th anniversary of my bilateral lung transplant. Safe to say, I have beaten the odds once again, and am still around to talk about it. My transplant surgeon, Dr. Bryan Meyers, tells me only 15-20% of patients are still alive at the 10-year mark. Odds are getting better, but it’s a very slow climb in improvements. Continue reading Life, 10 years post transplant
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the United States, children born in 2010 with cystic fibrosis (CF) are projected to live longer than those born earlier, according to a study published in the Aug. 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Continue reading United States Children with Cystic Fibrosis are Living Longer
At age 56, with CF, and now retired, I often ponder my existence. Being born with CF, I have certainly endured all the normal conditions and problems that go with this shitty disease. Continue reading What have I got, given, and done?
As a 56 year-old CFer, I am glad I have saved my money as if I had no disease. That was not always the case. Continue reading CF and Finances
On Turning 65
I grew up in the generation that shouted, “Never trust anyone over 30.” So, the year I turned 30 was a difficult one. 30 – I was now in the generation that I had thumbed my nose at when I was a teenager and college student. Forty wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t so bad. 45 was another milestone to Continue reading Guest Blog by Laura Tillman–On Turning 65
You may have heard enough of this topic after a previous CFR issue being devoted to optimism and pessimism, but I had to get this one off my chest – maybe literally as you will see. Yes, I consider myself an optimist, but have you ever heard of the term, “seeing through rose-colored glasses”? Continue reading Guest blog by Jeanie Hanley, ll
Reaching my 50th year milestone this week had a different feel to it than previous “milestone birthdays” and also was unique compared to that of most non-CFers. At the same time, it was very much like your run of the mill 50th. I received the tried and true jokes of reading eye glasses, Continue reading Guest Blog by Jeanie Hanley–Happy 50th!