Breana Schroeder suffers from the life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis.
Breathe Breana, a feature-length documentary chronicles a young girl’s daring dream — to become a tandem surfing champion while handicapped by cystic fibrosis in spite of the daunting daily challenges the disease presents.
Athletes draw on reserves of oxygen to compete. When the ability to breathe deeply is compromised, as it is with cystic fibrosis, winning in a demanding athletic competition becomes even more improbable. When winning also requires elegant athleticism, as it does in tandem surfing, the victory becomes deeply inspirational.