Categories for Athlete of the Month

Doug Ornoff

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,
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Moni Hendrix

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.
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Scott Buchanan

Living with Cystic Fibrosis is a bit like having a monkey on your back.  Those long arms draped around your shoulders and neck. He’s a wiley old devil; helping himself to your lunch, always making noise, sometimes tugging on your hair or poking you in the eye. As you age together he demands more attention and time to appease. And
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Mark Capristo

I was always a bigger guy, and eventually let my weight get to a point where it took a major toll on my health. I ate and drank whatever I wanted without noting the consequences. That all changed when, in 2008, I was in a serious motorcycle accident. Six seconds after a light turned red – and while I had
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The Third Annual Boomer’s CF Run to Breathe

Everyone at Team Boomer and the Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to those who came out this year to run and support the CF community – in spite of the crazy heat! We are so proud of all of our runners – both with CF and without – and are excited to continue this event year
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Craig Fels

An accidental encounter with Boomer Esiason many years ago was my initial introduction to cystic fibrosis and The Foundation. Before then, I was completely unfamiliar with the disease. Since that time, I have learned a great deal about CF and the daily challenges the CF community faces. Today, I am proud and honored to be a BEF supporter, fighting to
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