Team RB #nocolonstillrollin tells IBD to Take a Hike!
I am at it again! I have decided to take another step (literally and figuratively) towards making make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, so in September 2021 (a year after we planned, but alas...), almost 3 years to the day since my 2nd and hopefully last #nocolonstillrollin surgery, I will hike the Appalachian Trail for three days and summit Old Rag Mountain!!
This is not only a lifelong bucket list event for me but will also be a massive undertaking physically. Despite the challenges I know I face embarking on this type of activity while battling a cunning and baffling chronic illness, I know it will all be worth it. I am not just doing this for my fellow IBD warriors to prove we can do hard things, but also because I am raising money to find a cure for Crohn’s and colitis, and your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help us get closer to the cure.
Won’t you please consider a donation today?
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects almost 1 in 100 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however, the incidence is increasing in children.
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