My name is Logan, and I am really looking forward to taking part in the 2019 Gutsy Walk as a National Honorary Chair.
I learned that I have ulcerative colitis after experiencing symptoms during a ski trip with my family in 2015. When I found out I felt overwhelmed, but my friends and family, and healthcare professionals, continue to support me on this journey. Yes, I experience symptoms, but I stay positive because the disease does not define me. Being active is a big part of my life, and it always will be. Along with music, I am passionate about sports. I love soccer, basketball, skiing, and mountain biking. Cross-country running is one of my favourite things to do, which is why I race as fast as I can towards the finish line at the Gutsy Walk.
The first time I participated in the walk was in 2016 with the team OMG IBD, a group of awesome people that I met through a support group at BC Children’s Hospital. I had a great time, and since then I have continued to take part in the walk with friends and family. I walk because it is important to raise awareness, and I know the funds we raise for research will lead us to better treatments and cures.
I want kids like me, and everyone else living with inflammatory bowel disease, to know that you are not alone. You are strong. You are brave. Remember to share your story and listen to others – we are all here to support each other. We are in this together, and this is why I walk.
Follow this link to hear my story: Logan's UC Speech
This year I get to be one of the National Honorary Chairs with my friend Sam. Check out the Honorary Chair Link.
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.