Riding with a purpose
Hi Everyone. After a successful fundraiser and ride in New Mexico last October (I don't dare call it a race) I am again hoping to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. On April 2nd I will participate in the Shiner GASP cycling event in beautiful Shiner, TX. The plan is to ride the 60 mile course or perhaps the full 100 miles! All money raised will go to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. This is my small way to fight a disease that our family has to fight every day.
I would ask that you please consider donating to this effort today.
My wife Lisa was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in her early 20's. She has shown tremendous fortitude and strength in dealing with this disease and has never allowed it to define or limit her. Of equal importance is that she is always willing to help and support others faced with this disease.
Our son Sam was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in high school. After having to take a gap year to help recuperate from a debilitating flare-up of the disease, he is looking forward to graduating from the University of Notre Dame in the Spring of 2022. In his 4 years at Notre Dame he has never allowed this disease to limit any of his goals or aspirations.
They both inspire me every day with their resilence and strength!
This year I will also be getting off the bike and participating as a patient advocate volunteer in reviewing and recommending new research proposals being presented to the Foundation for funding.
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect almost millions of Americans. 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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