April is “National Donate Life Month,” a celebration which took on new meaning today when the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Jerry Cahill underwent a double-lung transplant.
Jerry, 55 and living with cystic fibrosis, is a volunteer who manages BEF’s scholarship and transplant grants programs. He also founded the Team Boomer – Fighting Cystic Fibrosis athletic program, hosts a regular CF podcast and produces the CF Wind Sprintvideo series. In addition, Jerry last fall launched the You Cannot Fail: You Are the Hero of Your Own Story campaign.
Jerry’s surgeons earlier today reported that the transplant procedure was a success and that Jerry has been transferred to the intensive care unit at Columbia University Medical Center.
Please join with us in sending thoughts and prayers to Jerry, his family, his medical team and the donor’s family during the critical post-op time period. For updates on Jerry’s recovery, please visit the BEF Facebook page.
We also invite you to visit Jerry’s page in the CF Stories section of our website, where you can view his You Cannot Fail video and read through his complete biography.