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On November 4, Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD and Allan Stewart, MD will be running with Team Heartosaurus in the 2012 ING NYC Marathon. They will be running with former heart patients, fellow doctors, nurses, and other team members who are honoring friends or loved ones with heart disease or who have passed on due to heart disease.

Raising money for the American Heart Association, Team Heartosaurus is a community driven effort to increase awareness of heart disease. Together, their goal is to inspire healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“Benjamin Carey and I created Heartosaurus two years ago to raise awareness for aortic dissection,” says Dr. Stewart. “The first time we did the marathon together, it was because Ben wanted medical support during the race! Now we have expanded the team to include several more heart patients both as runners and financial supporters. In addition, we welcomed Dr. Morrissey and his patients to expand our mission to one of heart healthy living.”

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“We all believe that exercise is an essential piece of cardiovascular wellness,” remarks Dr. Stewart. “We hope to preach our beliefs with our actions not just our words. I am so blessed to watch my former patients live the life they have imagined, while recovering from major open heart surgery!”

To show your support and help Dr. Morrisey, Dr. Stewart, and the rest of Team Heartosaurus, please visit their donation page.

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Just three months after receiving a double lung transplant at NYP/Columbia, 56-year-old Jerry Cahill crossed the finish line of Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe, a 10K in New York City’s Central Park. He was barely out of breath.

Jerry Cahill

As if running a 10K race three months post-transplant were not miraculous enough, Jerry’s story is a veritable stream of miracles in the world of cystic fibrosis. An athlete since childhood, Jerry ran and competed in pole vaulting, which he still coaches today. He has lived twenty years beyond the average life expectancy among those with cystic fibrosis, he volunteers with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to cure CF, and he founded the Team Boomer Fighting Cystic Fibrosis athletic program, which encourages people with the disease to exercise.

Watch a video about Jerry’s incredible story, including comment from his long-time physician Joshua Sonett, MD, and read more here.

You can also listen to podcasts and find out more about Jerry Cahill’s work on behalf of patients with CF on his web site, www.jerrycahill.com.

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Tim Sweeney’s Story

November 28, 2011

TweetAt age 31, cystic fibrosis patient Timothy Sweeney needed a double lung transplant. Less than one year later, he ran the New York City Marathon with his transplant surgeon, Joshua Sonett, MD. Tim Sweeney’s Story – New York-Presbyterian

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Joshua Sonett, MD and Double Lung Transplant Patient Run New York City Marathon

January 20, 2011

TweetLast November, Joshua R. Sonett, MD, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, joined patient Timothy Sweeney in running the NYC marathon. Dr. Sonett performed Timothy’s double lung transplant surgery less than a year before after complications of cystic fibrosis had reduced his lung function to 20%. The pair […]

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NYPH Patients and Surgeons Run 2010 New York Marathon

December 6, 2010

TweetThree NewYork-Presbyterian patients ran in the New York City Marathon with surgeons and staff who saved their lives. Timothy Sweeney, who had double lung transplant surgery just one year ago, ran with his transplant surgeon, Joshua Sonett, MD. Timothy and Dr. Sonett ran together, stopping at mile 16 to visit with Dr. Sonett’s family, and […]

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Lung Transplant Patient Will Run New York City Marathon with Joshua Sonett, MD

November 3, 2010

Tweet This November, Joshua R. Sonett, MD, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, will join patient Timothy Sweeney in running the NYC marathon. Timothy has cystic fibrosis and received a double lung transplant less than a year ago. As a child, Timothy had always enjoyed biking, swimming, and […]

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