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

Direct download: SacksForCF2006.mp3
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Episode #0025 Alison Cain Podcast

Alison Cain Podcast


Title:
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.

Direct download: CF-01-10-05-Alison-Cain.mp3
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