Gunnar is a successful 27-year-old young man living with cystic fibrosis. After Graduating from Boston College in 2013, he began his position with the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the Charity his parents started upon learning of his cystic fibrosis diagnosis. Gunnar is a co-host of Beath In: A Cystic Fibrosis Podcast, a writer and the head coach of his high school alma mater’s varsity ice hockey team. Above all else, he believes it is important for people living with chronic illness to feel empowered to advocate for themselves as equal individuals.

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