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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

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