Jonathan's Dream, CCHT, Play for a Cure
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A diagnosis of Crohn’s disease is life-changing, frightening, and overwhelming– especially if you are only twelve years old. That is when my life changed. Today, at age seventeen, I am motivated and still feel it is ... More ...

A diagnosis of Crohn’s disease is life-changing, frightening, and overwhelming– especially if you are only twelve years old. That is when my life changed.

Today, at age seventeen, I am motivated and still feel it is imperative to raise awareness through my own event.  Following my diagnosis, I decided to take a stand and create my own event: Crohn’s and Colitis Hockey Tournament (CCHT), Play for a Cure Event to raise awareness, money for research and treatment.  Since the age of 6, I have loved playing hockey as a goalie, then in April 2010 my life changed and I was fighting to survive.  I was rushed to Sick Kids Hospital by ambulance with severe abdominal pain and dangerous vital signs.  After an eleven-day stay at the hospital and numerous tests, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  Shortly after recovering from this life-changing incident, I was inspired to make a difference; this is when my event was created.  My ultimate goal is to exceed what I have done in the last four years.  I hope to help make a difference by inspiring others with IBD not to give up on their hopes and dreams.  Hopefully one day, when a cure is found, others will not have to suffer from this chronic disease.

My aim in moving forward with my disease has always been to raise awareness within my community and make a difference by inspiring others into action. My enthusiasm has been met with widespread support over the span of 4 years.  At present, I am invested in planning my 5th Annual CCHT, and need your help in raising funds.  Please consider donating to my dream in helping raise funds for Crohn’s and colitis while making a difference.

 

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