Brent Hinson is Taking Steps to Fight Crohn’s Disease

March 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Fundraising event | Leave a comment
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This is a message from a good friend, Brent Hinson. He is the Advocacy Chairperson for the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. This year he will be participating in the Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis event to raise money for research and development of new treatments and hopefully soon a cure, for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Best of luck from myself and the rest of your friends out here in the Big Apple!Brent Hinson of the Tennessee chapter of the CCFA

In just under 2 months, I’ll travel to Nashville to take part in this year’s “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis” fund raising event.

For the past two years, I’ve raised funds and money close to home in West Tennessee. This year, as Advocacy Chair for the Tennessee Chapter of the CCFA, I thought I would volunteer, meet and walk with IBD patients from all over the state.

In trying to come up with creative ways to raise money for my team, The Rolling Crohn’s, I thought I would keep it simple.

I remember one of my high school teachers, Mr. Bearden, reading the “By The Numbers” section out of Harper’s Bazaar magazine to us from time to time. I thought I would take that approach in trying to relate what this disease and subsequent cure means to me.

* 48 staples in my abdomen after my colon resection. (September 2000)
* 10 years since my diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. (February 2000)
* 6 Remicade treatments I receive each year.
* 5 hospital stays since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
* 4 colonoscopies I have had in my life.
* 3 Crohn’s-related kidney stones I’ve passed or had broken up.
* 2 tubes inserted down my nose into my stomach.
* 1/4 of my colon removed during my resection.
* 1 son who I never want to see go through all the terrible things I’ve been through since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Help me raise awareness and funds for Crohn’s and colitis so that others, especially young ones, don’t have to experience the pain and frustration of these terrible conditions.

Please help me raise money for my “Take Steps” team by donating to The Rolling Crohn’s here.

We’d love to have you join us Saturday, May 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Take Steps and Be Heard!

Please re post and help raise as much awareness we can!

Thank you so much.

Cheers,

Brent

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