As you know (due to my unrelenting social media posts and blogging) I suffer from Crohn's Disease, a chronic autoimmune disease. This is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that causes ulcerations, fistulas, abscesses, etc. anywhere in my GI tract, from mouth to hiney (for me it was mostly my intestines). It can also severely impact your skin, eyes, joints, muscles, immune system, brain function (fatigue, focus, etc.), all other organs, blood (anemia), nutrition...EVERYTHING, literally.
I could go on for days about all of the ways this disease has changed my life, how the medications have been tortuous, as well as the hospital stays, procedures, and surgery, and how difficult it was for me to take a break from medical school, but instead, I will just ask for your help...
JOIN MY TEAM TO HELP SCIENCE & MEDICINE PUT AN END TO IBD!
Walk with me:
@ Citizens Bank Park on May 3rd
Check in starts at 3:30 PM, walk begins at 4:30
It is a leisurely 2-3 mile walk and there is music, food, fun, & entertainment!
If you can't make the commitment to join my "Glamour & Guts" team, please consider making a small donation to help put an end to the illness that took so much from me!
Click this link to join my team or to make a donation:
This cause is very important to me, as I am a "Crohnie" and I appreciate your help as we fight for cures! In addition to donating, you can join me at the event, which would be lovely! The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day, like me!
Please join me or donate to my efforts to support CCFA in finding cures!
Most of you know, after nearly a year of suffering, I received a life changing surgery, my ileocecectomy. I am on the road to remission, but still need your help! There are challenges I face every day and painful medications that will be lifelong commitments.
What I want is a CURE and we can make a difference to find one! While it is a painful and chronic disease, I still love my guts!
Help me kick butt! (literally...)
Love and thanks,