249 episodes

Podcast by Jerry Cahill

Cystic Fibrosis Podcast Jerry Cahill

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Podcast by Jerry Cahill

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 250 - Being A CF Mom

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 250 - Being A CF Mom

    In Jerry’s latest podcast, we meet Beth Gerritsen – mother to Charlie, who has cystic fibrosis, and Willie, who does not. From raising her boys in the Virgin Islands to moving back to the states, she shares some insight into CF care in the VI, how it impacted Charlie’s health, and more.

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

    • 6 min
    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 249 - CF Siblings Supporting Each Other

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 249 - CF Siblings Supporting Each Other

    In his latest podcast, Jerry chatted with Charlie, 11 with CF, and his older brother Willie about the CF-sibling relationship. They talk about spending almost all of their time together, playing sports, their goals, and more.

    To his fellow CF patients, Charlie says, “Stay strong. Never give up. And always do your treatments.”

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

    • 7 min
    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 248 - The Salty Scholar

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 248 - The Salty Scholar

    In the latest CF Podcast, we meet Griffin Taylor, a 15-year-old who loves lacrosse and squash, is on his school’s robotics team, and is his class’s treasurer. During quarantine, Griffin started The Salty Scholar, a tutoring service to assist with virtual learning. When he saw his mom – a teacher – go through the virtual learning process, he realized that it was a perfect opportunity to help other CF patients who may have to take long absences while in the hospital or sick.

    Tune in to learn more about Griffin and The Salty Scholar!


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

    • 6 min
    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 247 - Patient and Family Education – ZephyRx

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 247 - Patient and Family Education – ZephyRx

    In the latest CF Podcast, Jerry speaks with Dwight Cheu, CEO of ZephyRx, a home-based respiratory diagnostic testing and therapy that allows patients to actively manage and improve their own lung health through telehealth, video games, and virtual reality.

    Cheu describes the positives of the product: at-home testing capabilities, prevention of extended travel to clinic, PFT results automatically transmitted to appropriate physicians, and more.

    Tune in to learn about ZephyRx and how it can encourage patients to manage their own health and proactively gain independence.

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

    • 7 min
    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 246 - Dealing with Post-transplant PTLD

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 246 - Dealing with Post-transplant PTLD

    The You Cannot Fail Rare Disease podcast series was created so that the Boomer Esiason Foundation can shine a spotlight on other people and organizations in the rare disease community.

    In the second episode, Swapna Kakani discusses dealing with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder after her small intestine organ transplant. In June 2014, after checking a few things off of her bucket list, Swapna decided that she was ready to have a small intestine transplant and to deal with the complications that often accompany an organ transplant.

    Tune in to learn more about Swapna’s transplant journey.

    This video podcast series was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Atara Bio to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

    • 8 min
    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 245 - Advocating For Your Rare Disease

    Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 245 - Advocating For Your Rare Disease

    The You Cannot Fail Rare Disease podcast series was created so that the Boomer Esiason Foundation can shine a spotlight on other people and organizations in the rare disease community.

    In the first episode, Swapna Kakani shares her story about being born with a rare disease, short bowel syndrome and later developing rare PTLD (Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder). Because of her experiences, she founded Alabama Rare, a grassroots coalition to unite the state around the rare disease population. The coalition acts to bring support to individuals and families, and advocate for necessary change.

    Tune in to learn more about the rare disease community! This video podcast series was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Atara Bio to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

    • 8 min

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