I grew up in Rochester, New York with an incredibly loving and supportive family. When I was diagnosed at age two, forecasts were bleak. Two of my dad’s brothers had passed away from CF as children and that was the only experience with the disease my family knew. And they responded beautifully. I was raised like any other kid – taught to set goals and dream big. I had some scary health moments when I was in elementary school and
I was born on June 27, 1956, and have three older brothers as well as a younger brother and sister. Fortunately, out of the six of us, I am the only one with CF. After I was diagnosed, the doctors told my parents that I most likely would not live past the age of 16 – that they should keep me comfortable at home. Instead, my parents got me involved in sports with my brothers – playing football, baseball, and
I was born and raised in Westerly, RI, a small town in the southwestern corner of Rhody. I’ve been living in Manhasset for the past 24 years. I’ve been married to my beautiful and incredibly patient wife Paula for almost 23 years, who in addition to putting up with me, leads the charge in making sure our two children, Skyler (16) and Cole (13), are fed, do their homework, and take their shoes off in the mudroom.
I was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. My parents still live in Tenafly, NJ, are happy and healthy, and are fabulous grandparents to our two boys – Nicholas (23) and Alexander (20). Nick works on Wall Street and Zan is a sophomore at LMU in Louisiana. My wife Lynn and I started dating when I was in the 10th grade and she was in the 9th grade – and have now been married for 26 years!
Founder/CEO of the Rock CF Foundation I’m a Pisces. A vegetarian. Fun loving. Broadway loving nerd. An aunt to 2 awesome nieces. Making small connections with people throughout the day makes me happy. In 2007 I founded the Rock CF Foundation to EmPower people with CF and their families to fight on and feel like they are part of something bigger.
I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at Yale Children’s Hospital when I was three months old. I have 2 older brothers who do not have CF – Conor (21), and Trevor (18). I grew up in Darien and have played every sport you could name growing up including lacrosse, hockey, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, squash, and paddle. My favorite sport is Lacrosse. I played this past spring on the Darien Youth Lacrosse 8th grade travel A team. I play year
My son Stephen, who was diagnosed at 3 months old, is now 30. My husband, Gene, and I raised Stephen as normally as possible – never keeping him in a bubble. I got involved with the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Team Boomer in 2011 when Stephen asked me to run the NYC Marathon because there were a few spots still open on the team. I have always been athletic, never really a runner – but I said yes. I started
I am born and raised on Long Island. Met my wife Melissa out in Pennsylvania while attending Indiana University of PA. Convinced her to move to New York with me and 20 years later, we have two beautiful daughters, Lauren (11) and Erin (8) and live in Smithtown.
We live in Bobby’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Roll Tide) with our two young sons, Boots (8) and Thomas (6). We’ve been married 14 years and have trained together for the New York Marathon 3 years in a row, although this is only our second year to run it because of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. This year we are really excited to have 3 friends running with us for Team Boomer in New York. 5 people from Tuscaloosa, AL –
I have had cystic fibrosis my entire life. In spite of the doctors’ initial claim that I would not live past the age of 2, I am now approaching 22 and getting stronger every day. I am a big believer that exercise keeps me healthy and have been running since the 7th grade. I got really serious about running once I started cross-country in high school, which led to my running for Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. After I graduate,
Hi! My name is Mike Corr and I am the Dad to two great kids – Anna, 22, and Aidan, 19 – who happen to have cystic fibrosis. Both of my kids fight their disease continuously in ways that epitomize their personalities. Right now, we are so close to fully managing – or even curing – the disease, so I firmly believe we need to continue with the full court press and do everything possible to fundraise. I can’t personally
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY where I currently live with my wife and two children, Ella and Luke. Throughout my childhood, high school and college years I was constantly competing in sports like football, basketball and baseball, though it was not until my late twenties that I really took up running. I turned to running to get me through some tougher times years ago as a stress reliever (a free one at that), and it has
About me: I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and I am ¼ Tlingit Indian (Alaska Native). I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 4 and was told that I would not live past the age of 8. I participated in X-Country Running & Track and Field in middle and high school. A few months after graduating from high school, a tumor was found on my spine and I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of
I grew up in Maine, moved to Texas when I was 12 and back to New England after graduating from college. Decided against going to medical school and instead ended up working in the mortgage field with my brother and have remained in the industry for 28 years. Met my wife Mary at a party and somehow convinced her to go out with me. We have been married 22 years this October. I was morbidly obese for most of my
Excerpt From November 2013 personal blog: Even without a race recap, many of you – my dozen or so readers – already know that just a few nights ago, I completed my first half marathon down in Orlando at Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon. And while I am proud as punch that I, a formerly obese smoker, was able to run 13.1 miles in just a little over two-and-a half hours, I really want this post to be about
I’m 33 years old, an avid cyclist and runner, a husband, a prosecutor, and I happen to have CF. I was diagnosed at the age of 4. I live my life with CF by setting short and long term goals, the achievement of which require adherence to my medical regimen. Growing up with CF gave me a drive to figure out what is most important to me and to accomplish it, and as I reach my mid-30’s, CF has distilled
I was diagnosed with CF a few weeks after I was born. Skip forward 29 years, and I’m now an MD/PhD student at the University of North Carolina, training for a career as a physician-scientist. I also compete in triathlons, running races, and open-water swimming events. What free time I have after all that is spent with my girlfriend, friends, and family. I recently challenged myself to complete an Ironman race – which was a true challenge. With a combination
When asked to write a blog for Team Boomer, I was not only honored, but also a little uncertain because I have never really stopped to think about my last ten years as a marathoner. On November 3, I ran my tenth – and final – New York City Marathon, something that was exciting and bittersweet at the same time. I ran my first NYC marathon in 2001, just eight weeks after 9/11 at the age of thirty-one. I can’t remember exactly