I really never thought I would be discussing how a feeding tube works in DigiDame, but here I am showing you a pretty graphic video that leaves nothing to the imagination. It’s hosted by Gunnar Esiason, the 21 year old son of Boomer Esiason, the famous NFL football quarterback and current TV sports commentator. Gunner has had Cystic Fibrosis (CF) since he was two years old.
I met Boomer about 15 years ago when I was working for Samsung. They partnered with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to help raise money for CF. Boomer told many of us at the time what it was like to have a child with CF. He started off everyday pounding the back of his son to clear his lungs. This was no quick process, but you had to do it for the child to survive.
Today Gunnar is a thriving college student who uses a feeding tube twice a day as part of his CF treatment. Like his dad, Gunnar is very proactive about shedding light on this disease. He made a series of videos talking about the surgical process of inserting the tube and how it works. While it’s difficult to watch, you really need to see how fortunate we are today that such technology exists. I am really amazed.
Bravo to Gunnar.