My Experiences with Collapsing Lungs

By Ella Balasa

I was recently hospitalized for a pneumothorax, also known as a collapsed lung. This is not my first time at the rodeo, so I thought I would share my experience for those that would like to know more about it. Continue reading My Experiences with Collapsing Lungs

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

Watch Jerry Cahill on CBS with Dr. Max Gomez

Jerry Cahill was featured on CBS Evening News with Dr. Max Gomez in a segment called, CF Survivor. It aired on CBS on June 15th, 2016. It is about Jerry Cahill, who is in a new documentary about his life called, Up For Air. It illustrates his drive to succeed with CF and how he never gave up. Four years post double lung transplant, Jerry is about to turn 60 in a few weeks. He continues to inspire many Continue reading Watch Jerry Cahill on CBS with Dr. Max Gomez

Boomer Esiason Foundation Announces Documentary Up For Air to Inspire Patients with Cystic Fibrosis to Become Active in Their Health

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The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) today announced the documentary, Up For Air, which will premiere in a private screening on June 20, 2016 in New York City. The documentary follows Jerry Cahill, a 60-year-old pole-vaulting coach living Continue reading Boomer Esiason Foundation Announces Documentary Up For Air to Inspire Patients with Cystic Fibrosis to Become Active in Their Health

USACFA’s First Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship Winners

Lauren Melissa Kelly was an inspiration to all who knew her. An incredible leader and scholar, Lauren’s drive and success are the foundation of her memory. She was transformative in every aspect of her life. She had distinguished herself as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Mortar Continue reading USACFA’s First Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship Winners

Having CF is the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me

Having CF is difficult.  There is no denying that.  Some days it is hell, other days it is fairly easy given the circumstances.  But with all the bad that has happened, having CF is the best thing that ever happened to me.

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