I love keeping up with the Foundation and hearing about all of the progress it's making in helping to fight CF. I love reading Gunnar's blogs as well - I just relate so much to everything he writes.
Thank you so much for all of your help organizing the BEF NYC marathon team. You made it such an easy and memorable experience for the runners!
I write this because I lost my sweet boy, Cole, to CF. He was only 17, but in his short life, he touched an unbelievable amount of people. I wanted you to know that you inspired Cole at a young age to give back.
I am a marathoner! Thank you Team Boomer - best day of my life! (Twitter)
Incredibly thankful to BEF and Team Boomer - flipped my life around 4 years ago and got me running!
As the mother of two children with CF, I am so grateful to Boomer and his Foundation! (Facebook)
Beyond thankful for you and your family! This Foundation is everything in the fight against CF! (Facebook)
Thank you so much for selecting me as a winner for the general academic scholarship and the Sacks for CF scholarships!!! I am so excited about them, as they will help me go to college and fulfill my dream of nursing. I am honored to be a recipient. Thank you again!
Thank you! I am so honored to be the first year recipient of the Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail Scholarship. This scholarship will help immensely with next year’s schooling. It is an honor to represent this scholarship and the Boomer Esiason Foundation. I will continue to thrive and follow the ever so true and famous mantra… you cannot fail!
I would like to thank you for the $3,000 scholarship award. It will go a long way in helping me to further my education at Meredith College. My health has always been one of my number one priorities, and I would, therefore, also like to thank you for all you do in working toward finding a cure. Thanks again!
Thank you for all you do for CF. This website is wonderful!
Thank you, Boomer, for continuing to fight for all of us in the CF community.
Thank you for the scholarship. I am excited to see what my future has in store for me!
Thank you so much for the scholarship. I truly appreciate your kindness in helping me meet my goals. -Luke
Gunnar is an inspiration to me, and I hope he is doing well. He is CF Strong!
Dear Boomer, How did you become an author? I read "A Boy Named Boomer". It was amazing.
Just wanted to say that the Run to Breathe even was fantastic. As a father with a child with CF, I can honestly say it was absolutely one of the most inspirational events I have ever been a part of... and I wanted to extend a word of thanks to you for all of your efforts with this cause! (Email)
Thank you Boomer and the Foundation for all you do and all the doors your influence opens. (BEF Facebook)
Such an amazing group of people and an inspiration to all! (BEF Facebook)
Hi Team Boomer! I want to thank you for all you do to promote running and being an advocate for CF. I am 25 years old with CF and by the grace of God, doing well. I am currently deployed in Afghanistan as a civilian with the US Army. Even over here I have been able to keep up with my running... cannot wait to get back to the states and join your team! Thanks again for doing what you do so that people like me can do what we love doing: living a fun-filled life. (Team Boomer Facebook message)
I took a page out of your book and am organizing a CF 5K. Thanks for the idea and inspiration! (To Jerry Cahill on Facebook)
I do not know how to thank you and everyone at the Boomer Esiason Foundaiton enough for your generosity. Your gift has truly touched my heart. (Transplant Grant Recipient)
Thanks for all you do for the CF community. I am 41 and still fighting the fight every day. I have been very lucky with my health, and my son is a miracle to have in my life. Hopefully someday, CF will be a thing of the past. It sounds as if they are getting closer each day. Without the help of foundations like Boomer’s, this would not be possible. Thanks again. (Via Email)
Boomer, thank you for your amazing generosity and leadership. (BEF Journal)
I’ve been debating the best way to express my gratefulness to you for your generosity and the generosity of BEF, and finally decided that a good old fashioned letter might work best. For the last several years, our Adult CF Program has lack one main thing – a social worker… Now because of your generosity we are going to be able to provide a whole new level of personalized care for our 250 adult patients – THANK YOU!
To the BEF Staff – Thank you for helping to make Patrick’s graduation from BU a reality. We appreciate all that you do for the CF community. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and hopefully 2012! (Patrick R. and Family)
I just wanted to thank you and the entire Boomer team for a fantastic spirit, preparation, and support. You are a great inspiration, and I thought about you and our CF friends several times during my 4:16 journey (NYC marathon) today. Keep up the fantastic efforts – I am glad I could be a small part of it! (Team Boomer Marathoner)
Jerry: I really enjoyed hearing you speak last month. It was very inspiring to hear you speak and meet you in person. My son has received several scholarships from BEF. He is now working as a personal trainer and really likes it. (Mother of BEF Scholarship Recipient)
We are not sure how to quite adequately express our sincerest thanks and appreciation in regards to the recent $10,000 Exercise for Life Scholarship awarded to our daughter. To say that we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Boomer Esiason Foundation in making such a scholarship available/attainable for students falls short. (Parents of EFL Scholarship Recipient)
I want to thank you for the most generous contribution your Foundation made to the Transplant House for Zac. He and his family were very grateful for the help this made to the cost of their stay here in Miami. (Transplant Grant Recipient)
I wanted to write BEF a thank you note for allowing me the opportunity to complete my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Without the scholarship – I would not have been able to complete my degree… I will be forever grateful to BEF for giving me the chance to complete my degree. (BEF Scholarship Recipient)
So glad that Boomer is the quarterback of our team - how can we lose? (Facebook)
Grateful for all you do for our CF community (Facebook)
Thank you for all you do to help our children with CF win this battle. (Facebook - Run to Breathe 2012)
Amazing job! Amazing team! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you give us! (Facebook)
God bless you and all your tireless efforts to fight this disease. (Facebook - Run to Breathe 2012)