Written by: Bob Herzog
For Gunnar Esiason, the clock is still running — and for Boomer Esiason’s kid, that means he is winning the game of life.
“When I was born, life expectancy was 17 or 18. Now it’s the late 30s and it’s going up and up,” Gunnar said, referring to cystic fibrosis, the disease he has had since birth and that has been the inspiration for the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Tuesday night’s annual Empire Challenge all-star football game.
“It’s very reassuring for me, especially because there are new drugs going on the market that are attacking the disease at the genetic level. We’re hoping that these will significantly impact every single CF patient’s life.”