"Many of you know that I have Crohn's Disease. For those who don't, it's a chronic debilitating illness that causes ulcers on the colon or other areas of the digestive system. Symptoms can include extremem abdominal pain out of nowhere and URGENT need to find a bathroom. This can happen 20 to 30 times a day. Many other things can go wrong, but I've made it my mission to do RIGHT by this nasty disease. THIS IS WHERE ACTIVISM COMES TO PLAY.
Every year for the past 5, I have played with FLIGHT TO MARS to raise money and awareness for the CCFA. This year's show is SATURDAY APRIL 7th at the SHOWBOX in SEATTLE. Get your tickets here. Later in the month (APRIL 20), the annual NW Chapter CCFA luncheon takes place in Seattle. Click here for more info on both events. By getting to know other kids or grownups that suffer through the CCFA, I have been able to change my life in a POSITIVE way.
I have met so many kids who have suffered far more than me that have a great outlook in life. THIS IS THE REASON THAT I SPEAK OUT!!! Many thanks to all who come out to these events or care enough to support the CCFA (Canada, too...CCFC great job up there!). For all you non-Seattleites, check out www.ccfa.org for more ways you can get involved in your own communities.
Source: Mike McCready c/o www.pearljam.com