Meredith Gaito, 26 with cystic fibrosis, joins the podcast to talk about her experience with running the NYC Marathon with Team Boomer just a few weeks ago! Meredith mentions that uses exercise and physical fitness as a way to actively treat her CF, she talks about her training routine and overcoming an infection in the weeks leading up to the marathon.

Meredith is also the director of a cystic fibrosis documentary that is in post production, “Breathing on Everest,” which follows Nick Talbot’s journey to becoming the first person with cystic fibrosis to summit Mt. Everest. She talks about some of the challenges her production crew had to overcome by virtue of having multiple people with CF work on the same movie and also the physical limitations placed upon her by her health, which prevented her from joining the team in Nepal. Despite all of the adversity, Meredith is super excited for the CF community to see her finished product within the next year. Meredith also weighs in on “Five Feet Apart” from a filmmaker’s perspective and the trio discusses disaster relief for CF victims of the ongoing California wildfires.

Follow Breathing on Everest:

Would you rather LISTEN than WATCH? That’s cool! SUBSCRIBE to Breathe In on iTunes HERE and then give us a review and rating! The podcast is now available on SoundCloud too!