CF Podcast 153: CF, Living in Two Worlds, the Healthy and the Sick with Jen Eisenmann

Today we meet Jen Eisenmann, a 44-year-old living, breathing, and succeeding with cystic fibrosis. Diagnosed at 12 months old, Jen grew up similarly to most other kids, other than having to take enzymes and do occasional chest percussions. Because her parents had never heard of cystic fibrosis, they were wary of her participation in athletics, and so directed her in the direction of music as an extracurricular activity.

  • At 22 years old, Jen visited a CF clinic for the first time.
  • She had, admittedly, been naïve about the seriousness of CF and the need to care for herself.
  • Her new doctors told her she had to change her ways to survive.

This CF Podcast was made possible through an unrestricted, education grant from Genentech to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.