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High School Athlete with Cystic Fibrosis Wins $10,000 Scholarship

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Bullock runs Cross Country and said it has helped make dealing with Cystic Fibrosis easier. Bullock runs Cross Country and said it has helped make dealing with Cystic Fibrosis easier.
RICHLAND, WA- Richland High School athlete Sidney Bullock has Cystic Fibrosis and was a top ten finalist winning a $10,000 scholarship from the Boomer Esiason foundation.     

Richland High School Senior Sidney Bullock has cystic fibrosis.  It is a disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs, the digestive tract, and other parts of the body.  It is life threatening, but running is something that has helped Sidney survive it.

Bullock runs Cross Country and has Cystic Fibrosis, a combination that does not happen very often.

Last year, she applied for a scholarship from the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the NFL quarterback whose son also suffered from Cystic Fibrosis.  The foundation gives away 10, $10,000 scholarships every year.

Bullock and her family listened to the radio during the Super Bowl game and hoped to hear her name called saying she won, but they never heard anything.

"The next morning we got up and we were waiting to hear back and I was getting in my car to go to school and my dad called me and told me that I won $10,000.  I was really happy and grateful," said Bullock.

She heard about the scholarship through her doctors.  To win, she had to list her community service, her treatments, and her grades.  Her special treatment is running.

"If I didn't run I'd probably have to do a lot more treatments," said Bullock.

She started running in the 7th grade and said the doctors think it may be something that could actually help patients deal with the disease.

"It was kind of new for my doctors to see someone exercise with Cystic Fibrosis because that's not something that usually happens," said Bullock.

Her $10,000 award said it all. 

"I really know the worth of $10,000, working my summer job as a swimming instructor, I know the worth of that.  Just for someone to give that to me was really special and really neat," said Bullock.

Bullock plans to use the she won to help her next year in school when she goes off to college.

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