Andrew, my youngest son has had life threatening food allergies for most of his life. Last year at this time Andrew became very sick. He began having multiple infections and fevers that never went away. He lost a lot of weight and developed mouth sores (we later learned the sores went through most of his digestive track). We saw many doctors and finally got a diagnoses of Crohn's disease this September (2015). Through medication and diet he is thankfully in remission. Unfortunately there is no cure for Crohn's at this time. We are hopeful that with some of the research that is currently being done there will be a cure. I have joined a fundraiser site in hopes of a vaccine for Andrew. If you can and are so inclined please consider donating. Thank you.
Amy Hermon-Taylor wrote -
We are a group of Crohnies whose mission is 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.
We are very grateful to 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!
Visit crohnsmapvaccine.com for more info.