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Crohn's MAP Vaccine Heroes

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THE STORY:

In my senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. My mom was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 23, so that makes two of us in our family with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have no known cure. However, it is now thought that Crohn's disease is related to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in genetically susceptible individuals.

A professor at King's College London is currently working on a vaccine against MAP, which would cure Crohn's disease. Right now, they need funding in order to support a trial run of the vaccine. If you want to know more about how the vaccine works, this infographic gives a really nice explanation: http://crohnsmapvaccine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAP-infographic-portrait.pdf

I sincerely believe that this could be the cure that my mom and I have been waiting for. Every dollar counts — let's chip in now so that one day, we can live in a world without IBD.

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Psst... want to be super awesome? If you're making a substantial donation and want to avoid the 5% fee that Crowdrise charges, visit http://alumni.kcl.ac.uk/page.aspx?pid=3956  to donate directly through PayPal.

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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.

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The Team: $26,097 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Amy Hermon-Taylor

Amount Raised

$4,990

 

8% Raised of $65,000 Goal

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Rachel Diebner

Amount Raised

$3,886

 

97% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Annabelle Hall

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Melinda Johnson

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Annie Childs

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Valerie Joly

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Amber Martin

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In honor of all of those fighting Crohn's and fighting for the Crohn's MAP vaccine. 8 months ago

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In honor of the Crohn's MAP vaccine going into clinical trial. 9 months ago

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In memory of Helen Higgs and her support of Crohn's MAP vaccine 10 months ago

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In honor of all who continue to fundraiser for The Crohn's MAP vaccine. 12 months ago

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In honor of Kathleen Baker who has Crohn's and won the silver medal in the 100m backstroke at the Olympic Games Yesterday. 1 year ago

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