Category Archives : Blog

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Apr

A Letter to my Donor

Six years ago, on April 18, 2012 I received the ultimate gift – a healthy set of lungs.     This is my transplant story and finally, an open letter to my donor Chris who gave me a second chance at READ MORE

10

Apr

Dealing with an injury or illness where you are somewhat tied down and forced to rest gives you a lot of time to  THINK . . . THINK . . . and then THINK some more . . .   READ MORE

03

Apr

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 Foundation I wanted to share READ MORE

27

Mar

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 years.   I was reared READ MORE

20

Mar

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 knee replacement. This lifestyle is READ MORE

13

Mar

  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. After all, you’re doing great, READ MORE

05

Mar

  “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. My parents encouraged me to READ MORE

27

Feb

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 doctor for my knee, because READ MORE

20

Feb

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 quote from the movie, The READ MORE

12

Feb

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, and friend. I have an READ MORE