Jerry Cahill

You Cannot Fail

Jerry’s ultimate goal of ensuring exercise and therapy compliance for those with CF, as well as sharing messages to inspire anyone, no matter their challenges, led him to launch more programs at BEF. His portfolio includes Wind Sprints/CF Podcast a series of brief videos offering tips on exercise, nutrition, traveling and therapies; You Cannot Fail; TRU Heroes CF Nursing Program; Living by Example Mentorship Program; and Big Air Jerry Comic book/Video Series.

Cystic Fibrosis Podcast

  • Cystic Fibrosis Wind Sprint 73: Recovery After an Extended Hospital Stay
    In Jerry’s latest wind sprint, he answers the question, “How are you recovering after a 7-week extended hospital stay?” First and foremost, he listened to his care team when they told him that, for each day in the hospital, it takes 3 days of recovery. By setting goals, staying consistent… Listen In
  • Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 233: CF and College Life
    In Jerry Cahill’s latest video podcast, eighteen year old Alexander Remington describes his experience leaving his family – including his sister who also has cystic fibrosis – and home to move across the country to attend Gettysburg College. Alexander is studying history, playing ultimate frisbee, and making it a goal… Listen In
  • Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 232: Hardships After a Second Transplant
    Meet Lindsay Briggs, a 34-year-old living with cystic fibrosis and also a two-time lung transplant recipient. The oldest of four kids, she had a sister pass away at the age of 29 due to unexpected complications of CF and is still close with the other two. While she lived a… Listen In


  • The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Transplant “Dry Runs”
    The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Transplant “Dry Runs” To sum it up: dry runs are devastating If you are reading my blog, you probably have some idea of what the transplant process is like… whether you have gone through it yourself or have watched a loved one endure it. And… Read More
  • Aging Out of the ‘Life Expectancy’ for Someone Living with Cystic Fibrosis
    Aging Out of the ‘Life Expectancy’ for Someone Living with Cystic Fibrosis Have you ever had a doctor tell you how long you would live? Has a doctor ever told your parents that you wouldn’t ever see your 16th birthday? To make you comfortable? To ACCEPT that number? I have.… Read More
  • Seven Years Post-Transplant
    Seven Years Post-Transplant Seven years ago, on April 18, I received a new set of lungs from my donor, Chris. He gave me a new lease on life that I can never hope to repay. So, each year I have written him a letter to thank him and to give… Read More