‘Donate Life Month’ Takes on New Meaning with Jerry Cahill Lung Transplant

April 23, 2012

Jerry texted Foundation staff over the weekend to confirm that his surgery went well and that he is on the road to recovery. He also said that he expected to be moved out of the ICU today.

Please continue to keep Jerry in your thoughts and prayers.  If you wish to send a card or note of encouragement to Jerry, you may mail it to the BEF offices, and we will make sure he receives it:

Jerry Cahill
c/o Boomer Esiason Foundation
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

April 18, 2012

April is “National Donate Life Month,” a celebration which took on new meaning today when the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Jerry Cahill underwent a double-lung transplant.

Jerry, 55 and living with cystic fibrosis, is a volunteer who manages BEF’s scholarship and transplant grants programs. He also founded the Team Boomer – Fighting Cystic Fibrosis athletic program, hosts a regular CF podcast and produces the CF Wind Sprint video series. In addition, Jerry last fall launched the You Cannot Fail: You Are the Hero of Your Own Story campaign.

Jerry’s surgeons earlier today reported that the transplant procedure was a success and that Jerry has been transferred to the intensive care unit at Columbia University Medical Center.

Please join with us in sending thoughts and prayers to Jerry, his family, his medical team and the donor’s family during the critical post-op time period. For updates on Jerry’s recovery, please visit the BEF Facebook page.

We also invite you to visit Jerry’s page in the CF Stories section of our website, where you can view his You Cannot Fail video and read through his complete biography.