PLEASE SUPPORT MY JOURNEY IN MAKING IT STOP
Hello, my name is Logan Huttunen. I am 11 years old and in grade 6. I am proud to be participating in my 3rd Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. This year I will be walking as the Honorary Chair for the Vancouver Chapter.
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a month after my 8th birthday. During the first year, I was very sick and spent several weeks at BC Children’s Hospital. I take oral medications and go to the Medical Day Unit at BC Children’s Hospital every 4 weeks for IV medication to manage my disease.
I do my best to keep active like any other 11 year olds. I play soccer and baseball. I also downhill ski, mountain bike and do cross country running. I love building Lego, camping with my family and playing the trumpet in Jazz band.
I have been a top fundraiser in Vancouver for the Gutsy Walk the last two years and I hope with your support I can do better this year. Your support will not only help the 250,000 Canadians currently living with Crohn’s or colitis live their lives to the fullest, it will also bring us one step closer to finding cures.
One in 150 Canadians live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - a rate that ranks among the highest worldwide. Even more alarming is the rate at which children are being diagnosed: Crohn’s disease has doubled in kids under 10 years old since 1995. Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation.
It takes guts to make it stop. Help make it STOP by making a donation today. Every dollar you donate counts towards Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s investment in transformational research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness so that every child and adult with these diseases can live life to the fullest, and ultimately, be cured.
Thank you for showing you have the guts to make it stop. For life.