54 Years Old and Living-Breathing Succeeding With Cystic Fibrosis

Meet Beau Rich – a 23-year-old filmmaker, actor, writer, musician, and traveler living, breathing, and succeeding with cystic fibrosis.

After a series of tests and hospital stays, Beau was diagnosed with CF at six months old. By the age of 11, he took up skateboarding and discovered that it was a fun way to stay in shape and clear his lungs. Today, Beau makes a daily effort to stay healthy by staying compliant and exercising so that he can live life however he wants. By using his portable vest and treatments, he is able to stay healthy on the go and is able to keep his body moving so that he can enjoy every single day.

This podcast was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.


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The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) is launching its newest Team Boomer event series, Bike to Breathe, which kicks off with Jerry and Em’s Great CF Adventure – a journey that will take the two cystic fibrosis (CF) advocates on a 500-mile bike ride from Cary, N.C. to Baltimore, M.D.

Jerry Cahill and Emily Schaller will start their ride from the Chiesi USA headquarters, located at 1255 Crescent Green, Cary, NC 27518, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

The Team Boomer event series encourages people with cystic fibrosis and their families to stay active and exercise in order to stay healthy.

Cahill is a 58-year-old CF patient and double lung transplant survivor who is living proof that an active, healthy lifestyle positively affects his quality of life. He is currently BEF’s CF Ambassador, volunteering for the Foundation to help the CF community in the here and now.

Schaller is a 32-year-old CF patient who started cycling, running, and exercising in 2007, when she was introduced to Cahill’s story, because she was “sick of being sick.” At the same time, she started the Rock CF Foundation to heighten public awareness about her disease and to raise money for research.

This podcast was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Chiesi to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

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