This is it! It all comes down to Sunday morning. The 7,750 minutes or training and 866 miles run in the last 9 months and comes down to the last 26.2 miles on Sunday. I am nervous and excited all at once. I have learned so much about myself and others in this whole journey and what it takes to be a marathoner. The time … Continue reading This is it!
Carrie is the last of my Crohnnie profiles before the big race this weekend. Carrie is a married busy mom of 2 boys (4 and 7) and was diagnosed in December of 2016. She has stayed away from surgery thus far. Carrie’s go-to drugs right now to keep things in check is Stelara and Uceris which seems to be doing the trick as she has … Continue reading Meet Carrie
Luke is a 6 year fighter of Crohn’s Disease. I can relate myself to Luke very much as he is married and a father of 3 girls (I have 3 daughters as well as 4 step-daughters) and lives a very active lifestyle. Just having girls will keep you active enough. Luke’s go-to drug right now is Humira and has kept him in remission for the … Continue reading Meet Luke
Sylvia is our second crohnnie from Sydney, Australia. She is a new ‘dog mum’ to Gracie May, so dealing with Crohn’s and a puppy can be a challenging task. Over the last 20 years in battling Crohn’s, she has been through 4 different surgeries. Currently, her drugs of choice are Imuran and Stilara. Sylvia is currently “recovering from a recent resection surgery and adapting once … Continue reading Meet Sylvia
Crystal from Chicago is newly diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis and has had it for right at a year now. UC is a cousin to Crohn’s Disease and has a lot of similarities when it comes to symptoms and how it affects our bodies. That is why it will fall under the same umbrella with Crohn’s. She has been quite fortunate and has been in remission for … Continue reading Meet Crystal
Marissa is a traveler from Australia has been dealing with Crohn’s for a little over a year now. She has been fortunate and has stayed away from the operating room. One thing that has always concerned me personally over the years is the harshness of a lot of drugs that Crohn’s patients are put on. Marissa is on a few drugs that I have never … Continue reading Meet Marissa
Ali is a long time sufferer of Crohn’s Disease and was diagnosed at the age of 7. She has ‘basically had it forever!’ She has been fortunate and has stayed away from having surgeries. At this point, her go-to drug is Stelara every 8 weeks. But Crohn’s isn’t stopping her. She is a runner and a 7 time marathoner. She obviously loves running, but also … Continue reading Meet Ali