Tri-ing to Make a Difference!
In 2015, I left my campaign job due to illness. After months of tests, hospital visits and stays, and over a dozen doctors involved in my care, I was diagnosed with IBD. This changed my life, and I was terrified of what it all meant. Throughout the last 6 and a half years there have been struggles and triumphs. I'm currently starting all the testing processes again to determine what is ailing me after learning my first IBD diagnosis was incorrect. To me, this triathlon means hope, strength, and ultimate success over my health conditions. Please join me in my quest to overcome mental and physical struggle by donating what you can when you can. See you at the finish line! I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On September 17-18, 2022, I will participate in the 2XU Malibu Triathlon. This will be a big undertaking, but it will all be worth it because 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 affect 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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