When I was a young child I kept suffering from stomach pains that were unimaginable, I couldn't eat or even keep anything in. The doctors kept telling my parents I just had a bug, here are some antibiotics and she should be better soon. Syracuse Hospital was able to see me and did an emergency upper/lower GI; Finally we had an answer. In 1999 I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I have been on many different medications through the years, but now my body is in the advanced stages now where my body becomes immune to medications, and stops accepting them. I am also now considered high risk for colon cancer. I am currently on Humira shots that was founded from donations that go to these charities, and it is keeping me going every day. When I moved to Vermont I realized there were no support systems in place so I have pushed to get more awareness. Vermont now has a Cure for IBD walk, and I have created a page on Facebook for patients, and family/close friends of those who suffer from this disease. (Crohns and Colitis in Vermont) My hopes is to have those suffering find comfort in knowing they are not alone and there are others for them to share their stories with or get ideas for Doctors and/or Medications. I hope to see the day when a cure is found.
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by becoming a fundraiser in the CURE for IBD community!
CURE for IBD was founded on the belief that if more funds are allocated to research, new treatments and cures will be found sooner. For many people, this can't happen quickly enough.
I am very proud to say that 100% of all donations I receive will be allocated directly to IBD research. CURE for IBD will not use any of these funds for overhead, administrative, or event expenses.
I can't thank you enough for your support. Your generosity brings hope for so many people who suffer from these diseases.
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