Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's walk for a cure. In this video, participants talk about how these diseases have affected their lives, and why they're taking steps toward a future without them.
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Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC
Take Steps is the CCFA of America’s largest fundraising event. We raise funds and awareness while we come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken toward cures!
Raising awareness on Capitol Hill during IBD Day on the Hill.
Proudly rocking the orange and blue at a Take Steps walk!
I am currently a Junior at John Carroll University and am majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Psychology. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 8 years old and was sick with it three years before that. I have been incredibly lucky with my disease because it has never fully flared since my diagnosis. It has been caught only a few times before a full flare up. Even though I have been lucky, I still realize how difficult and unpredictable the disease can be. I have done research on a new diagnostic method for Crohn's when I was a Junior in high school and would love to continue research during medical school. Having Crohn's has allowed me to appreciate the health I have and not take it for granted. I try my best to go to the gym every day and eat healthy. Having Crohn's disease has only fueled my fascination of the human body and I hope to contribute to the research that is being done on Crohn's and Colitis. Hopefully someday we will have a cure.