Cystic Fibrosis: An Athlete’s Story

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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%.

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