54 Years Old and Living-Breathing Succeeding With Cystic Fibrosis
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Episode #0026: Sacks For CF Scholarship Program

Sacks for CF Scholarship Program 

  • Sacks for CF is a scholarship program funded by CHIRON CORP. – the manufacturers of TOBI® for inhalation.
  • Jerry states: “TOBI® has made a major impact on treating respiratory infections and has given me a better quality of life?
  • CHIRON CORP has given a charitable grant of over $170,000. To the Boomer Esiason Foundation Grant Program.
  • Sacks for CF will award 15 scholarships to people with CF who strive for therapy adherence and academic success.
  • Scholarship details and applications are available at: www.sacksforcf.com

More information is available by visiting the Boomer Esiason web site: www.esiason.org
Deadline for ALL applications: Friday, February 24th 2006
Winners announced: Friday, March 10th 2006

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Episode #0025 Alison Cain Podcast

Alison Cain Podcast

Allison Cain can finally breathe after transplant and no more “CF boot camp?

Jerry Cahill interviews Alison Cain who is 34 years old and had a double lung transplant at New York Presbyterian Hospital in NYC 1 ½ years ago due to progression of cystic fibrosis. Alison grew up in Connecticut and has returned to work teaching high school Spanish.

- Alison was diagnosed at 1 ½ years of age due to a “strange cough? and “failure to thrive?
- Alison attended Fordham University in New York.
- Sports kept Alison healthy for a long time prior to transplant: “I was a competitive swimmer from age 4 to 13 years of age. I also played soccer, softball, and ran cross country track?
- Alison was never hospitalized for cystic fibrosis until the age of 19.
- At age 28 Alison developed CF related diabetes.
- June 16, 2004 Alison had a double lung transplant that lasted 6 hours and was hospitalized for 10 days.
- Alison believes, after many years of battling CF, that a transplant is the only true cure for CF and that her life is so much happier now.
- Alison’s advice: “Be compliant to therapy/med.’s and don’t give up hope.

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