Welcome to My Personal Page
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit this space and learn about my journey up to this point. On August 7, 2022, I will participate in USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Sprint Trithlon. After initially qualifying in 2019 and having the event postponed due to Covid-19, I received a medical exemption from the race last year due to my surgery for Crohn's disease last year. As such, I can't imagine a better way to finally celebrate the ability to competing at Age Group Nats than to raise funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation--an organization that has been incredibly helpful in my Crohn's battle over the last few years. Thank you for considering contributing, in any way that may be.
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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Recognition of the participant making their own gift to support their efforts
Fundraising Honor Roll
Sherrie and Alan Eckman
Delcie & Paul Thibault
Aunt Maret & Uncle Edmund
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