Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 225: CF Unmasked – Pulmonary Exacerbation

In Jerry Cahill’s latest Cystic Fibrosis Unmasked video series, 35-year-old Erica Cenci shares her recent battle with frequent pulmonary exacerbations, which are respiratory infections that usually present with increased cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, and more. (Source:

Erica started dancing when she was just 3 years old and continues to do so today as a teacher. She toured the US and Canada with Cats and The Chorus Line and is proud that she was able to handle the travel and long contracts involved in that work.

Now, Erica is facing more frequent pulmonary exacerbations which inhibit her work and daily life. Refusing to give up or give in to cystic fibrosis, she says her dream is, “to have 35+ more years to do what I want. I want to continue to be active. I want to make my body move and dance and ski and play tennis. My dream is to be alive and healthy and with people for as long as I possibly can.”

Tune in to learn more about Erica’s life with cystic fibrosis.

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