Helping Myself and Others

So where have I been, what have I been up to, why have I not been blogging? Well I

have been very busy working on the planning committee for my Take Steps walk as well

as fund raising for my team, Grafton Gutsey.

This is the few months out of each year that I feel I am make a difference by helping

myself and others with IBD. Take Steps is The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s

major fund raiser for education, research and hopefully someday a cure for IBD. It is also

a great time to raise awareness, when I was diagnosed in 2008, I was so glad, it had a name,

I could be fixed, wrong. I had never heard of such a thing, Crohn’s disease, I would have

probably ran away from someone like me talking about it because of its nature, it’s has

some pretty gross aspects.

As I said I had never heard of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, however over the last 5-1/2 years

I have learned it is so much more than a pooping illness, it affects your entire body and can cause

major depression. Chronic diarrhea, crippling joint pain/arthritis, blood loss, exhaustion, hair

loss, depression, bone loss, malnutrition, death, I could go on for hours. So anyway that is what I have +

been up to, planning, fund raising, awareness and working for a cure because right now there is no cure.

Joshua E. Robinson

In Your Darkest Moment Always Remember There is Still Hope!!! 🙂

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The CCFA ask me for a letter…

Hello All,

My name is Josh Robinson, I have Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is one of two conditions known as inflammatory bowel disease, the other being ulcerative colitis. On December 24, 2008 inflammatory bowel disease change my life, I thought I was getting the flu and many months later, after nearly dying I received my diagnosis. Five plus years into my illness I still have not achieved remission, but I have come close. The fact that this disease is still such an unknown and incredibly difficult is why I am helping with the fight to find a cure for future people.

IBD has symptoms that are unpredictable on an hour to hour basis including diarrhea, frequent nausea, skin problems, eye pain and joint pain. My life and my family have been affected greatly by my illness. Other than work I rarely leave home due to this disease being so painful and unpredictable. Inflammatory bowel disease affects 1.5 million Americans and over 5 million people worldwide, this is far too many folks to live this way.

However, you can help with this cause! The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (lmccann) to help with this very important mission.

Thank You

Josh Robinson

joshuaerobinson

In Your Darkest Moment Always Remember There is Still Hope!!! 🙂

Grafton Team

Hello, please join my team!

It’s up to all of us healthy or ill to spread awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and raise money for the sick in need. The money we raise will sponsor new IBD medical research, enable public policy and provide disease management advice to people affected by these devastating diseases.

Please join me so you can receive leading up to 6/28/14 a series of “Team Tip” emails from me. Each message will feature a tip to help take our team, “Grafton Gutsey,” to the next level. Please join Grafton Gutsey to help, add friends, donate and make a difference!

Here’s one to kick things off…

Today’s Team Tip: Recruit 5 people to join “Grafton Gutsey” before the end of the week!

It’s going to be more exciting for the ill people to show up to the Walk surrounded by a HUGE group of friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Let’s aim to have the largest team there. Not only will that allow us to spread greater awareness of IBD, but we’ll also raise more of the critical funds needed to make the cures a REALITY. Please join Grafton Gutsey.

Ask EVERYONE you see this week to join “Grafton Gutsey” by registering online. We could use their support. If they can’t join us for Morgantown Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, then perhaps they can show their support with a generous donation to the Grafton Gutsey?

Let’s make an impact,

Josh Grafton Gutsey

P.S. Don’t forget that all registered participants who raise $100 receive a Take Steps t-shirt. There are also great incentives available at higher amounts raised.

joshuaerobinson Grafton Gutsey

In Your Darkest Moment Always Remember There is Still Hope!!! 🙂