Up For Air is Available for Rent/Purchase

Up For Air, The Inspirational Award-winning Documentary Available for Rent/Purchase

We are excited to announce that the award-winning Up For Air documentary featuring BEF ambassador and 60-year-old pole-vaulting coach living with CF, Jerry Cahill, is now available to rent and purchase on Vimeo. Watch the full movie here:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/upforair.

About Up For Air
The film, directed and produced by Artem Agafonov, was shot over a period of five years, highlighting the “lead by example” and “you cannot fail” attitude of Jerry Cahill as he overcomes the daily challenges of living with CF. Viewers will understand the importance of Jerry’s role as a coach and mentor to pole-vaulting athletes, as well as the sobering reality of Jerry’s daily medical regimen.

The documentary follows the steady decline of Jerry’s lung function, framing his body as a defective machine and pegging time as his ultimate antagonist. When Jerry’s lung capacity decreases to 19 percent, a double lung transplant becomes imminent.

Up For Air gives viewers a glimpse into Jerry’s journey as he transforms and vaults over the many obstacles of this next chapter of his life.

Learn more about Up For Air here.

Making it Matter Ep. 15

Making it Matter Ep. 15 – Dating with Cystic Fibrosis

Julia and I received an email from a mom whose daughter has CF. She asked how might cystic fibrosis impact her daughter’s dating life as she gets older. Continue reading Making it Matter Ep. 15

5 things I learned from BreatheCon

BreatheCon, held this past weekend, was an online conference for CF patients from around the country to come together to be able to share life experiences, ideas, and give inspiration to each other in battling this disease.
I attended, and it was an incredible experience. Hearing from keynote speakers who have faced such adversity and have come out of it stronger and more motivated than before, was so uplifting to hear. I believe it created a lot of hope and courage for those that still have our toughest challenges to face.

I want to share the top 5 things that I now understand better about life with Cystic Fibrosis: Continue reading 5 things I learned from BreatheCon

6 Tips for Standing Back Up

6 Tips for Standing Back Up After Being Knocked Down — Guest Blog By Emily Kramer-Golinkoff

Originally posted on Emily’s Entourage, on July 27, 2015
http://www.emilysentourage.org/6-tips-for-standing-back-up-after-being-knocked-down/

The other week, I got some disappointing news at the doctor’s. I have to be honest, it caught me off guard and knocked me down. It also got me thinking about life, the punches it can throw, and how to get back up with strength, conviction and authenticity.Here are 6 tips for standing back up after being knocked down:

Continue reading 6 Tips for Standing Back Up

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

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

Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador, Jerry Cahill, to Ride in 3rd Annual Bike to Breathe Event

The West Coast Bike Ride Aims to Raise Awareness for Cystic Fibrosis
and Promote the Importance of Exercise

New York and San Francisco, September 19, 2016 – The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) today announced that its cystic fibrosis (CF) ambassador, Jerry Cahill, and Emily Schaller, a CF patient who started cycling, running and Continue reading Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador, Jerry Cahill, to Ride in 3rd Annual Bike to Breathe Event

Raising Optimism, Strength, Expectations, & Success (ROSES) Project

We know the current treatment regimen for individuals with CF can be time-consuming and complex. We want to learn how busy individuals are able to fit their treatments into daily routines. What works for you may help us develop effective interventions for others. We are conducting two studies about this: Continue reading Raising Optimism, Strength, Expectations, & Success (ROSES) Project

Everything I know about CF, I learned from my dog — Guest blog by Erin Evans

By Erin Evans

Originally posted on CFLF website http://www.cflf.org

Eight years ago my life took a huge turn. I had just graduated from college and was at a place where I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the “rest of my life.” It was around this same time that I was getting sick a lot, and the time Continue reading Everything I know about CF, I learned from my dog — Guest blog by Erin Evans

CF Podcast 160: Jump the Fear of CF with Callie Deanda

Listen to the podcast here.

About Callie Deanda:
• 20 years old with CF, athletic, attending college, and from Tennesse
• Hobbies include soccer (plays on varsity team), hiking, cross-stitching
• Watching Buffy & Vampire Slayer with friends, and Callie is a huge Sporting Continue reading CF Podcast 160: Jump the Fear of CF with Callie Deanda

Starting College with CF

By Tabitha Caldwell

My name is Tabitha Caldwell, I am eighteen years old and live in Austin, Texas. This fall, I’ll be moving to Utah to start college at Brigham Young University. I’ll be making many changes and experiencing many things for the first time, just like most ingoing college students. Not living with my parents, buying and making all Continue reading Starting College with CF