Bobby Bebber, 28 years old and living in Miami, Fla., was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age two. Bobby has had three liver transplants and a kidney transplant, and he also has CF-related diabetes, but he continues to fight on and NEVER give up.

Bobby, who discusses overcoming all obstacles with CF, is LIVING BREATHING & SUCCEEDING.

  • Bobby grew up pretty fast. He was in the hospital a lot during his childhood, including for three liver transplants (October 1987, November1987 and May 2001).  Bobby’s mom donated a kidney to him.
  • “My CF has mainly been digestive issues, but now the respiratory component has kicked in, and I am now listed for a double-lung transplant at Duke Medical Center,” Bobby says.
  • Bobby loves sports and played soccer and intramural basketball in high school. He also is passionate about horse racing.  “My uncle owns a few race horses,” he says.
  • “The hardest part about living with CF is not having the lung capacity to do what I like … Being on oxygen limits you,” Bobby says.
  • Bobby’s biggest accomplishment was graduating college, because “I never thought I would do it,” he says.
  • “My goal is to visit all 50 states and live to be 50 years old,” Bobby says.
  • Bobby’s recommendation to others with CF: “Never give up. No matter what people tell you, be a fighter!”

This “LIVING. BREATHING. SUCCEEDING.” Podcast/Vodcast is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

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