Letter From the Chairman
Welcome to the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s web site.
We work hard to ensure this site provides relevant and timely information for the cystic fibrosis community and anyone else interested in the fight against CF. Here you’ll find the latest news on research and advances in drug therapies, tips and tools for living a full life with CF, and opportunities to get involved in our efforts to support the CF community.
My favorite part of the site is the collection of stories about the everyday heroes of the CF community. Since my son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with CF in 1993, I’ve met thousands of CF families from all walks of life. The majority of these people are simply trying to live normal lives while faced with a really tough set of circumstances. Their quiet courage and determination inspires me; it is for these families that we work day in and day out both to fund research toward a cure for CF and to offer direct support in the form of scholarships, grants and other programs.
One of the first lessons I learned in youth football was that winning requires all of the individual athletes on a team to come together, to cooperate and to support each other. It’s a lesson I think also applies to cystic fibrosis. So whether you are the parent of a newly diagnosed infant, are a young adult with CF ready to enter the working world, or are in your 40s or 50s and are successfully beating the CF odds, please consider this an invitation to join our team. Together, we will win the fight against CF.
With warm regards,