"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."

Gunnar Esiason

Recent Podcasts

Breathe In #84 - Summer!

After a long stretch of featuring guests on the podcast, Gunnar and Tiffany return to the show's roots and have a chat with each other. Tiffany, who just returned from Hawaii with her boyfriend, Jeff, talks about being able to enjoy an active vacation after years on the transplant list. Now that she's post transplant, though, she needs to take sun sensitivity very seriously, and talks through some of the precautionary steps she takes to prevent prolonged sun exposure. Gunnar tells Tiffany that he has been trying out different exercise classes and plans to report on the ones he thinks are best for people with CF in the coming weeks. Gunnar also mentions that the Boomer Esiason Foundation is at the tail end of peak fundraising season, and shares one of his favorite BEF memories. Gunnar and Tiffany wrap up the show with a new segment - recommends - where they each talk about something their listeners should try!

Breathe In #83 - CF Yogi

Chelsea Spruance rejoins the podcast along with Katie Malik, executive director of CF Yogi, to talk about their organization's free virtual yoga classes for the CF community! Katie talks about the origins of CF Yogi, and where it's headed thanks to a grant from the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Gunnar shares that he went to his first every yoga class, and how he was wildly under prepared! Chelsea and Katie discuss the benefits of practicing yoga for people with cystic fibrosis and how they can join CF Yogi!

Breathe In #82 - The College Days & CF and Pregnancy

As May comes to a close, Breathe In wraps up CF Awareness Month with two final sprint interviews. Lise-Courtney D'Amico rejoins the podcast to chat with Gunnar about how their college experiences differed despite going to the same university - Boston College. They also talk about their next chapters in life as both of them are about to embark on a two year MBA journey, Gunnar to Tuck at Dartmouth and Lise-Courtney to Booth at University of Chicago. Tiffany is joined by Hailee Higley, 23, a mother living with cystic fibrosis. Their conversation begins with learning how Hailee's grandma was diagnosed with CF in her 50's when Hailee was diagnosed. The two then chat about Hailee's amazing pregnancy that she says her baby "healed" her CF. Hailee's story is amazing and she surprises the podcast with a new update on her family!

Recent Posts

What I Want (and Need) From My Support System

I know I am incredibly fortunate to have such a great support system behind me. It is not a universal trait, but I think it’s something that all people with CF deserve. I hold my support system to a very high standard. I have a short fuse for people in my life who are generally

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Navigating Disabilities Services and Transitioning to College

Last week I blogged about applying to college, but what happens when you get in? The short answer… a lot. You likely have experience with the disabilities process throughout high school and standardized testing via a 504 plan, but college can be a different animal entirely. Most universities have a disabilities office, which serves to

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Breathe In Ep. #83 – CF Yogi

Chelsea Spruance rejoins the podcast along with Katie Malik, executive director of CF Yogi, to talk about their organization’s free virtual yoga classes for the CF community! Katie talks about the origins of CF Yogi, and where it’s headed thanks to a grant from the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Gunnar shares that he went to his

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