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Crohn's MAP Vaccine Heroes

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Jan Jones wrote - I came across a lovely woman that I met on a Facebook site in Ireland. She is a wonderful, kind, and loving lady. She has a page that she enjoys sharing all things Irish. She has a brave young son with Crohns. He seems to be always ready to take on the world to get things started, in the fight to get this vaccine trial study in humans going strong. He and his mum are on a mission to get the ball rolling. I also met a very lovely lady here in the States doing whatever she can to raise funds to enable the Crohn's MAP Vaccine developed by Prof. John Hermon-Taylor (King's College London) to commence human trials. This Vaccine is targeted against the bacteria thought to cause Crohn's disease: Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). The vaccine is designed to treat Crohn's disease and has the potential to be a Crohn's cure! The project currently on-going at King's College London will provide a new simple accurate test for MAP in humans for use in the vaccine trial.

I am very grateful to have found these wonderful people, living with this everyday. I have not been diagnosed with this. But I do have other disorders along the same field. I am still undergoing test after test to find out what I do have. So after meeting these brave people, I just jumped on and in with both feet! I would love to help them all. Even though we have not met in person, I will do all that I can to help where I can. And I would like to thanks all of the Friends of Kings College London Association Inc for supporting this project.

Crohn's Disease is an aggressive form of inflammatory bowel disease affecting 1.2 million people in the USA. Numbers are increasing, especially in children. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and weight loss. Up to 80% of sufferers will need surgery at some point in their lifetime. There is currently no cure.

We want to help change that. If you are a Crohnie who wants to make a difference then join us -YOUR VACCINE NEEDS YOU! Or if you care to make a difference in someone's life, please join us, in getting this Vaccine out as soon as can be! And please do try to get the word out here in the U.S. As well. They have yet to get on board with the UK in this! We must get this to happen, or there won't be a vaccine for those living in the U.S.  This must be a world wide effort! We can't help a few, and not the many!! So now that the ball is rolling, fight for it to be for all!! Thank you for your support. 

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The Team: $27,658 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Amy Hermon-Taylor

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9% Raised of $65,000 Goal

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Rachel Diebner

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97% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Melinda Johnson

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100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Annabelle Hall

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Kimberly Davis Ward

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53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Annie Childs

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50% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Valerie Joly

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35% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Amber Martin

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3 years ago