CF Podcast 149: Exercising with Cystic Fibrosis – Featuring Jillian McNulty

Today, we meet Jillian McNulty, a 38 year old woman living, breathing, and succeeding with cystic fibrosis in Ireland. Growing up as one of four kids, she is outgoing and constantly challenges herself to stay on top of her disease.

  • During her childhood, Jillian was never hospitalized for an extended length of time.
  • In her early thirties, Jillian’s health started to decline, and so she made the decision to push herself with exercise.
  • After seeing an ad for a marathon while she is in the hospital, Jillian decided to sign up and start training.
  • Since then, she continues to push herself by running, walking, and cycling on a regular basis and by competing in races.

This podcast was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.