Imagine living a life where every day, you have to deal with intestinal issues- significant pain and waking up several times a night to use the bathroom. That's what our son, Jonah, does, and at the same time, is just trying to be a normal 21-year old. Last year, he almost had to drop out of Pace University because medical issues were so intense, but new therapies got him back on track and he finished this year earning high honors - super proud of him!
His dream is to pursue his love of film and television studies.
Well, in order to raise money for crucial research for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, our family is again participating in the Liberty State Park Take Steps Walk in Jersey City on Sunday, June 12th.
We have been involved with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation after our son Jonah was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 16 years ago at the tender age of five. We have been struggling with it ever since, resulting in over 17 hospital stays, at least 20 scopes, and eight surgeries.
It has been an extremely difficult road, but Jonah has been an example of true courage over and over and over again. Even with everything he goes through, he makes the world laugh with his comedic wit. Crohn's Disease is always there though- ruthless and unrelenting, attacking his body without provocation.
Please Donate - No Donation is Too Small
If you forward this note to at least 2 other people and if they donate and just forward it to 2 more people-- think how much more money we can raise towards curing Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as Crohn's and Colitis!
This cause is very important to us and we appreciate your help as we fight for a cure. The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for the millions of patients who live with these diseases every day. Know that the number of people diagnosed with Crohn's and Colitis has skyrocketed over the last twenty years and as a society, we must understand why and how to gain control in preventing and managing them.
Please donate to our efforts to support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation in finding a cure!
Cheryl, Jonah, Rachel, Sarah, Todd & Poppy