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Hi there everybody. I have decided to make a difference in 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. Medical/Emotional Science says you have to stay focused and engaged with goal, and something more than your own whines. Without the big black boot of the military forcing the issue I went looking for something tha would provide a cause... and a motivation beyond personal fitness. Joining a fight against a disease that affects the mainly the young... and is a part of a tough training mission was the choice. A trainup to an Ironman is not exactly something to relish at my age, but it will all be worth it because your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but 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.
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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