20 Jul '12, 10pm

A Double Lung Transplant, Then a 10K

A Double Lung Transplant, Then a 10K

By Peter Gambaccini Photo courtesy of NYRR News Service Jerry Cahill has lived most of his life with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease causing mucus to build up in the body's organs, most notably in the lungs. The median life span of people with the disease is 37 years. Cahill is 56. Three months age, on April 18, he underwent a double lung transplant. And on Saturday morning, he's participating in Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe, a 10K in New York's Central Park. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t thank and appreciate the donor," says Cahill. He's a volunteer manager of the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s scholarship and transplant grant programs and founded the Team Boomer—Fighting Cystic Fibrosis athletic program, which encourages people with the disease to exercise. The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) was created by the NFL MVP quarterback in 1993 when h...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/07/20/a-double-lung-tra...

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