Cystic Fibrosis: An Athlete’s Story

admin avatar

by admin |

Share this article:

Share article via email

Meet Zack DeBaltzo, coach and athlete at CrossFit Apogee in Gibsonton, Florida. He is also living with Cystic Fibrosis.

“I work out with oxygen,” DeBaltzo says, “and coming out here to the field for the first time, Don immediately approached me and was like, ‘Hey, man. What’s going on? Why do you have an oxygen tank? Is everything OK?’ … I was completely open to tell him about cystic fibrosis and why I’m out here exercising to begin with. And our relationship just grew from there.”

Since starting CrossFit, DeBaltzo has made incredible gains in his wellness, like improving his lung function from 28% to 45%.

To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis click here: http://bit.ly/1QltnFs

Stay updated on all the latest news here: http://bit.ly/1jNDqsz


Featured Column

Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

A banner for Lara's column, depicting a car on a road trip winding through a forest.
Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

Read the Column


Your CF Community


Visit the Cystic Fibrosis News Today forums to connect with others in the CF community.