She has exhibited incredible strength and bravery and has shown me the true meaning of the word 'hero'. It has been an a long road to diagnosis but it was finally determined that she has the autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease Ulcerative Colitis. Isabella receives infusions administered every 6 weeks. While initially quite scary, Isabella has tackled this step and we are all hopeful this will help her into remission someday and back to leading a normal 13 year old life! Fortunately for us we have received treatment from wonderful doctors. She will likely encounter multiple 'flares' of UC in her lifetime which could potentially lead to additional future hospital stays. We are taking everything day by day!
I'm fundraising on the behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation because I believe no one should have to deal with the fear, uncertainty, and pain caused by Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
I believe no parent should have to explain a chronic disease to their child.
I believe no sibling should have to watch their brother or sister suffer.
I believe that by investing in the best doctors and scientists we will one day cure these diseases.
I believe that every dollar I raise for research will have a ripple effect and could be THE dollar that changes everything for a family affected by IBD.
I believe that every person who joins the fight against IBD can have a lasting impact in the lives of every person diagnosed, today and in the future.
When you join my team or donate, you are supporting Take Steps and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. But more importantly, you are supporting an incredible community who have banded together to make sure that every day counts for patients.
Will you join me and make a difference?