08/07/2014"Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare
08/07/2014Every single day I wake up is a blessing. Realizing that each day is a gift, no matter how emotional I am feeling that day, is what has gotten me so far in life.
08/06/2014CF may be apart of you, but do not let it define you.
08/06/2014"My best day with CF was the day I won the 2009 Texas 1A state baseball championship with my high school team. It was more than just a victory for my team, it was a victory for myself because when that gold medal was hung around my neck I was proud of myself for never letting this disease keep me from playing the sport I love, no matter how hard things got sometimes."
07/15/2014“Life is like a rose… there are thorns but it is still beautiful.”
11/06/2013"The Boomer Esiason Foundation has had such a huge impact on the world of cystic fibrosis – a very rare disease that didn’t always have a voice. I have friends and family in Cincinnati, and they all remember when Boomer stepped out and became an active advocate for all those with CF – and has never faltered in his quest to support the CF community and to find a cure."
11/06/2013"BEF has helped me come out of my shell and share my story with others – to see the CF community and to want to help the cause in any and every way possible."
Sabrina Walker Smith
10/02/2012Sabrina Smith Walker is not only a cystic fibrosis patient but also a cancer survivor. Only in her 20s, she has faced more opposition than most people will face their entire lives. In spite of this, Sabrina is, and will continue to be, a survivor.
02/17/2012"At KSU, I have had a harder time adjusting than the average person, but I am determined to succeed ... I refuse to let CF slow me down and take over my life. I am better than my disease."
09/01/2011"I plan to continue staying healthy by planning out my days and staying motivated to beat this disease. I see a cure in the future, and I can only hope that I am here to witness that day!"
10/01/2010“I have career goals, a great family, lots of friends, and a long-time girlfriend. I’m staying positive.”
05/01/2010"I'm determined, I fight, and I prevail."
05/01/2010"It was the first time I felt like I had someone on my side..."
04/16/2010“Although I cannot control many aspects of my life, I have a desire to work hard and focus on the things that I am capable of achieving.”
12/10/2009“If I am studying, I use my treatments as a study break. Or if I am hanging out and watching a movie, I will put my vest on.”