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CROHN'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION - WESTERN PA

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Well... I did it
August 04, 2016

I decided to sign up to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May 2017.  I am running to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of  See more

BENEFITING: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

ORGANIZER: Crohns Colitis

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Jeffrey Wood

THE STORY:

 

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 1.6 million Americans are directly impacted by these debilitating diseases. CCFA exists to fund cutting edge research, provide support services and to overall improve the quality of life of those living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

In November of 2011, my then 15 year old, daughter Marissa went to Children's Hospital of Pittsburrgh with crippling pain in her abdomen.  After spending all day in the ER, she was diagnosed as having Crohn's Disease.  She spent the next 3 months at Children's as the doctors tried to get her imflammed colon under control.  When the highest dose of the strongest medicine would not solve the problem, the decision was made to remove her colon.  Her surgery went well and she now lives with an illeostomy bag.  Since the surgery, she has been pain and symptom free.  However the nasty nature of the disease is such that it could come back and attack anywhere in her G/I tract. 

Having to tell my 15 year old that she had to have surgery to remove her colon was one of the toughest days of my life.  My hope by doing this fundraising for CCFA is that some day, a cure can be found and no other parents have to have that conversation with their son or daughter.  To know that I played some small part in making that happen, will be a great joy.

Please consider making a tax-deductable donation to my fundraising effort.  You never know whose dollar will be the dollar that finds a cure.

 

Jeff

$450

MONEY RAISED
  • Jeffrey Wood

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $400

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45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $17,122 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lauren Hopkins

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mary Amrhein-May

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Charles May

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Nick Potonia

Amount Raised

$810

 

81% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Kiehl

Amount Raised

$800

 

160% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea McNeil

Amount Raised

$705

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Louis Burns

Amount Raised

$695

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Meghan Dippel

Amount Raised

$670

 

134% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $400

7 months ago

Jeffrey Wood

Jeffrey Wood

DONATION: $50

After watching what Marissa went through.... Maybe we can find a cure so no one else has to go through it 1 year ago