My latest collaboration on a children's book is out! Last fall I partnered with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to illustrate a children's book based on the childhood of Jerry Cahill, a long-time survivor of cystic fibrosis. Jerry - The Boy Who Could Not Fail is a positive and inspirational story for kids on how to overcome obstacles in life.
Working with Jerry on his story was an incredibly humbling experience and it's given me a new outlook on how to approach the sometimes bumpy road of life.
When he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 6 years old, Jerry was told he wouldn't live to be 16. And yet he beat the odds and is now 56, still going strong and working to keep his mind and body healthy even with such enormous challenges to face.
Jerry learned to fly by competing in pole vaulting and he now coaches the sport in high school. He is a rock star and a spokesperson for the Boomer Esiason Foundation.
To learn more about the incredible Jerry Cahill I encourage you to check out his new site You Cannot Fail, based on the mantra his parents taught him to get through the tough times. You can also visit the Boomer Esiason Foundation for additional information on cystic fibrosis.