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Liam's Got Guts

On Jan 25th, 2019 at the age of five...Liam was diagnosed with Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And in mid February he began treatment for Ulcerative Colitis. It has been such a roller coaster fighting this disease. After a year of medications and treatments, Liams ulcerative colitis was considered refractory & underwent emergency surgery where his large intestine was removed. Following surgery we realized that the long term steroids Liam was on caused his adrenal glands to no longer function on their own causing him to have adrenal insufficiency. Which means he is on a daily maintenance dose of hydrocortisone to keep his body going. He is still on medication for the treatment of his UC because Unfortunately Surgery is NOT a cure. He no longer has "guts" but still has the guts to fight. He's the bravest kid I know. Dozens of hospital stays, doctors appointments and medications. But not enough research has been done on VEO-IBD & we are raising money to find a cure for all kids and adults living life like LiamMillions of Americans are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and currently there is no cure. Our team is walking and raising money to support the crucial work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Take Steps is the Foundation’s largest nationwide fundraising campaign, helping to accelerate the progress of breakthrough research and to support critical patient programs. Take Steps also brings the community together in a fun, family-friendly, and supportive atmosphere and lets patients know they have a community who supports them.

Please help us reach our team goal of $1,500.00 for Take Steps Los Angeles by donating or registering and fundraising. Your support will help the Foundation invest in cures for the future, while providing support to patients today.

Leaders in Research: The Foundation has invested more than $400 million in research toward cures since its inception. They remain laser-focused on reducing time to disease diagnosis and improving disease management. The Foundation continues to lead the way in critically important areas of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research, and to accelerate novel therapies and innovative products that address unmet patient needs. 

Empowering Patients and Caregivers: The Foundation serves millions of patients annually, and empowers both patients and caregivers through education, support, and advocacy programs. Examples include COVID-19 resources, expanded pediatric support, influencing legislation, and focusing on diversity and inclusion. 

Do you know someone who is affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis? Join our team and share our fundraising page to spread awareness in the community!

 
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