Dear Family and Friends,
Every hour of every day, one Canadian is newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease almost 4 years ago however I most likely had it long before my diagnosis after spending a year when I was sick pretty much all the time.
For a while I was on an expensive medication called Remicade which at first I was really scared of but for a while it really helped. When it worked, my life was basically normal with little pain and interruption, but after about a year it stopped working and I got sick again missing a lot of school.
I’m now on weekly Humira injections which are very painful. I’m still waiting for them to work as well ast he Remicade once did. It has been 9 months and I still miss a lot of school and often get super tired.
The most frustrating thing is often not being able to explain my symptoms, how I feel and what I am going through. The symptoms of dizziness, fatigue and a general crappy feeling come sometimes out of nowhere. Luckily last summer I met lots of people at a camp for kids with Crohn's and Colitis who understand exactly what I go through and it is my hope that I can be there for other people who need that understanding.
Please donate to my walk so kids like me can live normal lives. Let's beat Crohn's and Colitis together.
My name is Jack Comerford and Crohn’s will never beat me.