Jerry Cahill, my CF hero, and I sat down and had a talk about how he has gotten so far in life. He is quite the inspiration. He’s now 58 years old and living post-double-lung-transplant. Some of us around the foundation call him “old man.” Here’s the deal, though, having CF at 58 years old is quite the accomplishment, so he takes it like a compliment, or so I hope.

His life very well could be the basis of a novel, so I hoped to dig a little bit up and see what he had to say.

In the podcast, Jerry explains why exercise has been such an important part of his life both before and after transplant. He thinks exercise is “good for the mind, body and spirit.”

He also shares with me why his life’s mantra is “You Cannot Fail.”


This “Own it” Podcast/Vodcast is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.