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Hi there everybody. It's known to be a bit of a stretch... but with Iron-Man coming to Tulsa in the Spring, and no longer having that big black Military boot to keep me in running Pysical Fitness; I looked around for some, charity or other motivating factor to give me the empitus to once more pull out of that natural lazy man demeaner we all fall into and again hit the gym & track in earnest. I found a worthy charity to support, that also has a good support system for those supporting them. That would be the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On May 31, 2020 I will participate in the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020. Rather a big undertaking, but I've been to a few too many funerals for folks younger than I... for more reasons than discussion is needed for unfortunately. Mistakes, stumblings and issues of life sending too many to suicidal spirals. Medical/Emotional Science says you have to stay focused and engaged with a goal, and on something more than your own whines. Joining a fight against a disease that affects mainly the young... and is a part of a tough training mission is finally the choice. A trainup to an Ironman is not exactly something to relish at my age, but your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but help get closer to the cure of a rather ugly disease... Would you please consider a donation today? I've started with $10 bucks. And I'll do my best to maybe not match... but at least track with additional donations myself for each you guys pitch in.
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.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who are affected by these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD.
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