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