Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I almost forgot to tell you about this:

HELLO EVERYONE!

On May 2nd, I will be participating in a walk to benefit Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Both of my brothers, Deren and Max, suffer from Ulcerative Colitis. Two years ago Max spent nearly an entire month at Riley when he was 11, trying to survive and narrowly missing surgery. Even his treatments were a thing to be brave about: the steroids had emotional side effects as well as weight gain, and his current treatment is an intravenous medication he has to receive every 2 months, which lowers his immune system and makes him susceptible to almost every cold and flu that passes him by. Both of them are doing much better these days, but it can still be touch and go.

“One in every 200 people suffers daily with digestive diseases. With the support of communities nationwide, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has raised much-needed funds that, through research, have brought us closer to a cure. For those who live with these chronic diseases, life is a roller coaster of active and remitting disease. Many live day to day with intense pain, and the threat of long-term hospital stays and multiple surgeries. However, the opportunity to make life more manageable for these patients has never been greater.”

More than 81¢ of every dollar raised goes directly to fund research and patient programs. Please help me in my goal to raise $100 for this cause! Feel free to come to me with any questions you may have. Thanks so much!

If you would like to help, please go to this site to make a donation.

Thanks so much for reading, everyone!

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