Gunnar’s Blog

My Experience with Cystic Fibrosis

“I want to use this blog to share some of my experiences so that hopefully when you, whoever you are, read this you can see the world as I see it. You can appreciate life as a whole. I want you to laugh and have fun while you read, I do not want you to feel sorry for me, or feel like the world is some cruel unfair place. The truth of the matter is that I was dealt a certain hand of cards, and I am making the best of it.”

Breathe In Podcast

  • Breathe In #92 - Moving to a New Place
    Olivia Duesterberg, 26 with cystic fibrosis, joins the podcast from Denver, Colorado. Olivia, like Gunnar, is fresh off a move to a new place, so this week on Breathe In, the team tackles what it takes to transition care, a routine, and everything in between when someone with CF needs… Listen In
  • Breathe In #91 - Jack Goodwin, "Salt in My Soul"
    With Tiffany off for the week, Gunnar is joined by his girlfriend, Darcy, and Jack Goodwin, who dated the late Mallory Smith. Jack talks about his relationship with Mallory and her posthumously published memoir, "Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life". Gunnar, Darcy and Jack talk about the dynamics of… Listen In
  • Breathe In #90 - Three Double Lung Transplants
    Amanda Varnes, 24 with cystic fibrosis, joins Gunnar and Tiffany on the podcast for a second time. Amanda last appeared on Breathe In Podcast in November of 2018. Since then, she has been re-transplanted again, making Amanda one of the very few people in the entire world who has received… Listen In


  • Adapting the Routine
    Hello from Hanover! I have finally found the time to do some blogging. Believe it or not, there is a lot going on in a typical grad school day. One of my big stressors ahead of the move was adapting my care routine to the changing demands of business school… Read More
  • Risk
    I am on the precipice of taking the biggest risk I have ever taken in my entire life. The fact of the matter, though, is that I am a pretty risk averse person, and there’s no hiding it. I didn’t grow up that way. I played the most violent sports… Read More
  • Vertex Submits Triple Combo to the FDA for Approval, What Happens Next?
    We’re getting closer to the finish line! It was announced early this morning that Vertex submitted a New Drug Application to the FDA! Vertex also submitted for a priority review, which, if accepted, “would shorten the FDA’s review of the NDA to eight months from the time of submission, versus… Read More