Reporting on What is going on in the World. I'm a Crohn's Advocate and currently a Volunteer for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Of America San Diego and Desert Area Chapter.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Together we have the #power2cure
We are in the 9th month of the New Year which is September and here is Emily Price Story about #power2cure. Emily Price was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2006, when she was about to start her first year of high school. Horrible abdominal pain, overwhelming fatigue, and intestinal symptoms kept her home many days from school. Approaching her junior year in 2008, she took a one year leave of absence to undergo a bowel resection, and then had another operation to remove her entire colon during the spring of 2011, a month before graduation. She started a pre-med program at NYU with the hopes of going to medical school and one day helping to find a cure for IBD, but unfortunately, her disease has forced her to put her education on hold. In the past ten years, she’s been on most every medication available to Crohn’s patients and had a total of seven surgeries since diagnosis.
While her case has been challenging to treat, Crohn’s disease has not stopped Emily from living a full life – and fighting for cures. Her and her family have been involved with Team Challenge, Take Steps, and other chapter volunteer opportunities. When she heard about spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures, she jumped on the opportunity to be involved with this fun new CCFA event!
When asked about why she is excited to join the movement, and spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures, Emily said: “During periods of illness where running & other exercise just isn’t an option, I take lots and lots of indoor cycle classes! I love the upbeat music, the heart-pounding workout, and the security of knowing I can go at my own pace. I am really excited about spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures because it’s for anyone of all ability levels, even me!”
#partyonabike with us this fall -- reserve your spot today or have one of our team contact you to learn more. Together, we have the #power2cure Crohn’s & colitis!