HI! My name is Melinda, and I have had Crohn's Disease for over 30 years. At first I thought it would be selfish to create a charity page to support a disease I myself am afflicted with. But then I realized that really it is not me I am doing this for, but for my family. It is also for the children I know with Crohn's Disease so that they don't have to go through what I have been through. And it is for the children who have not yet been diagnosed, so that maybe they will never be diagnosed at all.
For the first time ever there is real hope for a cure for Crohn's Disease. Professor John Herman Taylor at Kings College London has dedicated his life to working on a vaccine to cure Crohn's disease. This vaccine is based on his theory that Crohn's Disease is caused by the MAP bacteria (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis), just like stomach ulcers have been found to be caused by bacteria. MAP is proven to cause Johne’s Disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease affecting domestic livestock, which is very similar to Crohn’s Disease. Professor John Herman Taylor's believes that MAP is also causing Crohn's Disease and he thinks he can cure it with his vaccine. I am raising money to help him get this vaccine through to human trials. He is so very close and just needs a little more $$$! Your small donation could make a big impact!
For whatever amount you donate, I am going to match it (up to $1,000). Please help this great cause!