The Boomer Esiason Foundation is driven. Driven to find a cure and determined to help those with CF understand you can live with the disease and succeed. Most importantly, the foundation— from Boomer, to Gunnar to Cahill to every member of the staff—wants those with CF know they aren’t alone. Progress is being made. Advancements are being made, new drugs are being developed and the life expectancy rises everyday. While the medical community works toward a cure, foundations continue to raise awareness and funding for research and develop education programs. The Boomer Esiason Foundation takes it one step further – teaching those with the disease how to live – one breath at a time.
You Cannot Fail
The Boomer Esiason Foundation recently launched the You Cannot Fail campaign, a program that supports not only the cystic fibrosis community, but also anyone facing dire illness or circumstances. At some point, every person faces some sort of difficultly – from an unusually difficult day to a lifechanging decision to a formidable situation. The You Cannot Fail initiative aims to encourage people to face life’s challenges with dignity and grace and to motivate every person to discover the hero inside. The You Cannot Fail campaign uses multiple platforms to collect, organize, and share individual’s heroic stories, to accept donations that fund a scholarship, and to spread the motivational message that you cannot fail if you try to be the hero of your own story every day. The You Cannot Fail scholarship, awarded annually on April 18 – the anniversary of Jerry’s double lung transplant, was created to honor exceptional student-athletes who have cystic fibrosis and do not let the disease prevent them from living their lives with purpose, passion, optimism, and courage. For more information contact the Boomer Esiason Foundation at http://esiason.org. You Cannot Fail Program: www.youcannotfail. com -Larry Myers, What Doctors Know