Stream My Documentary, Up For Air, FREE this week!

We’re still celebrating Jerry Cahill’s 5 year post transplant anniversary by giving away his documentary, Up For Air, for FREE through April 30th!

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CF Podcast 170: Jerry’s Five Year Transplant Anniversary

Jerry Cahill, 5 years post transplant, shares the ups and downs of his journey as an organ donor recipient.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcanwNW5A4k&t=8s

This podcast was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from GENENTECH to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Double lung transplant patient reflects on life 26 years after lifesaving surgery

http://www.wect.com/story/34508973/double-lung-transplant-patient-reflects-on-life-26-years-after-lifesaving-surgery

Howell Graham was the first Cystic Fibrosis patient at UNC to receive a double lung transplant that saved his life in 1990. Today, he looks back on what all he has been able to accomplish since the day of his Continue reading Double lung transplant patient reflects on life 26 years after lifesaving surgery

CF Podcast 165: Denise Horgan’s Life Post-Double Lung Transplant

In this cystic fibrosis podcast, we meet Denise – a 41-year-old County Kerry, Ireland native who is living, breathing, and succeeding in New York. Three years ago, she received a life-saving double lung transplant, which she says was a bittersweet moment… to know that Continue reading CF Podcast 165: Denise Horgan’s Life Post-Double Lung Transplant

Boomer Esiason Foundtaion’s 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

Team Boomer is now taking applications for the 2017 Big Sur International Marathon to aid in the fight against cystic fibrosis!

Registration Link:
http://www.teamboomer.org/events/big-sur-international-marathon/  Continue reading Boomer Esiason Foundtaion’s 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

Strength and Fitness in CF Care with Will Schlucter

CF Podcast 163: Strength and Fitness in CF Care with Will Schlucter

In this podcast we meet Will Schlucter, a 26 year-old CF patient who owns his own gym, Will Power Strength and Conditioning. After years during his youth of taking breaks during athletics, Will decided, as an adult, to push Continue reading Strength and Fitness in CF Care with Will Schlucter

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. 16

Making it Matter Ep. 16 – Football and Cystic Fibrosis

Making it Matter this week is Matt Mitchell, a freshman in college with cystic fibrosis, who joins the podcast today to talk about his career as a football player. Matt was a stand out player in high school at Joy Christian Continue reading Making it Matter Ep. 16

Making it Matter Podcast Ep. 11

Making it Matter Podcast Ep. 11 – This Past Week

Julia and I catch up with each other about the last week. I had an encounter with a security guard a concert over my pill case, Julia talks about her New York City Marathon training and then we both give our opinion on my blog post about Continue reading Making it Matter Podcast Ep. 11