My little brother Alex made the biggest Crohn’s treatment decision in his life this past November. After 20 plus years of countless physician visits, various treatment options, medications, and the majority of his waking hours on toilets and in agony, he made the very difficult decision to have his entire large colon removed. Courageous doesn’t begin to describe how he must have approached this decision and the unknown on the other side. I wished more often than not as his older brother, that I could take his pain so that he could be free of it. He always has a smile and approaches everything with a strange MacInnis-like sense of humour, and I suppose that’s what’s brought him to this point in such solid mental health AND now without the pain and discomfort of his condition post-surgery that spark that Crohn’s was trying to extinguish in our Alex is nearly a full blaze *with 90% less time on toilet ;)
As a family this Christmas, we decided that in place of gifts amongst each other we’d contribute to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and as such Alex has started a team: the Sh*t Disturbers, for the Gutsy Walk on June 2. Please JOIN in or DONATE
AND also see below for the message from Crohn’ and Colitis Canada
Every hour of every day, one Canadian is newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.As it takes guts to find cures, I am getting gutsy by participating in Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Gutsy Walk on Sunday, June 2.Today, I’m asking you to get gutsy with me by making a donation to my personal fundraising page.How will your generous gift make an impact? Your donation will be invested in world-class research, empowering patient programs, advocacy efforts and elevating awareness. Together, we can move towards a future free of Crohn’s and colitis.Thank you for showing you have the guts it takes to find cures.