Dear Family and Friends,
Every hour of every day, one Canadian is newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
On June 8th 2004 I was rushed to Lacombe Hospital with what we thought was appendicitis. They performed a procedure called a appendectomy to remove the appendix then noticed it was not my appendix at all. I was at that moment diagnosed with a disease called Crohn’s Disease. I was then rushed to Children’s Hospital in Calgary. With being in and out of hospitals throughout the years there was a lot of trial and errors. Antibiotics, CT Scans, studies, tube feeding, steroids, nutrition drinks, ultrasounds, immunosuppressive drugs, barium, colonoscopy’s and the list goes on. This is just some of the stuff I went through. Some worked...but not for long. My body had once again failed me.
December 7th, 2009 I underwent major reconstructive surgery that changed my life forever. They removed the diseased part of my bowel, half of my bladder and my appendix.
It's been a long long road and although the flare ups may have settled down over the years, I am still battling joint pain everyday all day. If it's not one thing, it's another with Crohn's Disease.
Crohn’s Disease does NOT have a cure and I will live with this for the rest of my life until they do.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.