He started the Boomer Esiason Foundation (www.esiason.org) to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.
Boomer’s son Gunnar was born with CF while he was playing with the Cincinnati Bengals. Gunnar is now in university.
The BEF also provides transplant grants and scholarships to people with CF.
Jerry Cahill of the BEF produces podcasts and exercise videos featuring the importance of exercise in those with CF. These videos are featured on the BEF website.
Jerry has chosen to do a podcast on me and my journey to the Elmira Jackals camp. I am a little nervous about this for certain. My CF had been such a personal story until, quite literally, the 11th hour. However, I think it’s important to the CF and transplant communities that I share my story of success, so I am honoured to do this.
Stay tuned to this blog for the podcast in the near future.