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"People with disabilities were brought here for a purpose, to show the rest of us what we can overcome. Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it" - Dave McGillivray

Katie O'Grady

Coach, Founder
-Cystic Fibrosis Warrior, Asthma fighter & Hypothyroidism 
-College Sponsored Athlete
-4.5 years of collegiate coaching experience

I created Mission Breathe Again because I wanted to support the chronic illness community in a more personal way than just fundraising and donating to research. I like having a more hands-on approach because I love to see people thrive and improve their lives when they make a change.


Personally, running has changed every aspect of my life. I live with a life-threatening disease called Cystic Fibrosis. "CF" is a genetic disease that affects mainly the lungs by causing thick, sticky mucus to build up. Thanks to the help of running, I have been able to stay healthy; physically, and mentally which is so important when living with Cystic Fibrosis.


With prior experience as a competitive runner for 10 plus years and now going on 4 years of coaching on the college level, I have decided to expand everything that I have learned and undergone to coach others like me become more active and healthy through running. Running is easier together than alone!.

Featured Articles


Journal News:

Cystic Fibrosis can't stop Katie

CBS Boston:

Team Of Athletes Running Virtual Boston Marathon With Cystic Fibrosis​ (video)

Ovals and Trails Blog Feature:

Beating the Odds Against Cystic Fibrosis

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Love What Matters Blog Feature:

"Mom I want to join Cross Country!"​


Healthline & Lung Association Partnership:

Katie's Asthma Story​ (video)

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