54 Years Old and Living-Breathing Succeeding With Cystic Fibrosis
Episode #0057 Abby Tranel Wins 2007 Exercise for Life Scholarship

Title: Abby Tranel Wins 2007 Exercise for Life Scholarship


Abby Tranel from Hampton, Nebraska wins $10,000 scholar-athlete award for people with CF. Abby ran the 1.5 mile run in 10 minutes 19 seconds at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s track in Lincoln, Nebraska. Abby is a graduate of Hampton High School in Hampton, NE and graduated with a 3.5 G.P.A. and will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University in the fall.

  • Abby has always been involved in sports including volleyball, basketball, and track. School activities include the Student Council, Cheerleading, Speech, Drama, and President of the National Honor Society.
  • Abby was diagnosed with CF at birth and also has an older sister with cystic fibrosis that competed nationally in track & field for University of Nebraska.
  • “Exercise and therapies for CF have very much become an integral part of my life and daily routine.? states Abby.
  • “After a few months of steady running, my lung function tests improved dramatically. It was not just the test results that kept me going with running… I just simply felt better, and most importantly felt that I was now in control of my CF, it was no longer controlling me!? Abby states confidently.
  • Abby lives a normal life and does not make a big deal about CF.
  • “My mom has taught me and my sister to be very independent at an early age and I thank her for that…?
  • Regarding college… “I look forward to meeting new people and am beginning to realize all the opportunities that college and our world has to offer.?
  • Besides being compliant to her medication and therapy, Abby has learned the value of exercise, keeping a routine, and following through for positive results.
  • “I have realized that if you want to be big you have to dream big… and that is just what I am doing despite having CF!? states Abby.
     
Direct download: CF-08-30-07-AbbyTranel.mp3
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Episode #0056 Patrick Robinson wins 2007 Exercise for Life Scholarship

Title: Patrick Robinson wins 2007 Exercise for Life Scholarship


Patrick Robinson from Sandown, NH wins $10,000 scholar-athlete award for people with CF. Mr. Robinson ran the 1.5 mile run in 10 minutes 10 seconds at his former high school Timberlane Regional H.S. in Plaistow, NH as his mom, dad, and younger brothers Andrew and Christopher cheered him on. Patrick recently graduated with a 3.9 G.P.A. and will be attending Boston University in the fall.

  • Patrick is very involved in sports including skiing, hiking (Patrick is an Eagle Scout), track, and Ultimate Frisbee and attributes exercise to playing a major part in keeping his lungs clear.
  • “Playing the trumpet in marching band also was a great form of airway clearance? states Patrick.
  • Patrick was diagnosed with CF at 3 months of age.
  • Great Strides Walk-a-Thon team “Patrick’s Patrollers? walks every year to raise money for CFF and a cure.
  • Regarding college… “I look forward to meeting new people and being more independent?.
  • Besides being compliant to his medication and therapy, Patrick goes above and beyond this daily ritual by running 2 miles everyday.
  • “I believe in embracing the disease and not running from it? states Patrick.
Direct download: CF-08-23-07-PatrickRobinson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

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