Surviving a terrible disease takes more than wearing colored ribbons and using #Survivor in all of your social media updates. It takes fearlessness and gumption. Beating the disease is not just the act of getting rid of it. What do you do after the last dose of medication? The last day in your hospital room? What do you do after your very last test that gives you a clean bill of health? You fight. You continue to fight, because it’s never over. Not necessarily for your health anymore, but now you fight for someone else’s. Now is the time to make sure that the disease you fought against is truly defeated. That it never shows its ugly face in anyone else’s life ever again. That’s survival!
That’s what I’m doing. I am surviving. I am looking the Colitis in the face and giving it a metaphorical single middle finger pointed straight up to the sky. On June 29th in the name of The Crazy Creole Mommy Chronicles I will walk a mile in the Take Steps Be Heard For Crohn’s & Colitis walk. I am inviting you to either join Team Crazy Creole Mommy by either walking with me or donating to my team. If you could donate at least $5, that will put me $5 closer to my goal of $1,500. Take Steps Be Heard For Crohn’s & Colitis is a fundraising walk for The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America which is a foundation that helps patients like me live a better quality of life.
IBD doesn’t care about your race, creed, sex, age or political party. It will take over your life both physically and emotionally. It is painful, invasive and deadly. Now it’s affecting every 1 in 200 people who walk the planet. Let’s stand up to Crohn’s & Colitis. Let’s Be Heard!