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Join the Dallas Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis on June 3, 2017!

Add to calendar June 3, 2017 June 3, 2017 America/New_York Dallas Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Location Crohn's & Colitis aavery@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Location
Reverchon Park
Dallas
TX
Schedule
8:30 AM Check-in and Festival Start

9:30 AM Walk Start 
Walk coordinator
Amelia Avery
(972) 386-0607
aavery@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Dallas Take Steps

Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.
 

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    Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD.

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  • Sponsors
  • sponsors

    Local sponsorship opportunities enable companies to gain exposure throughout the community while supporting this important cause. Providing a cash or in-kind donation helps keep event costs down and results in more funds directed to research, patient education and services. There are several ways your company can support Take Steps.

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  • Local Hero
  • local hero:

    Take Steps Honored Heroes represent the Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis warriors living in our community. They share their story of life with IBD to raise awareness and inspire others to join the fight against digestive diseases.

     Our Honored Hero for 2017 Take Steps Dallas is Bailey Bush . 

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    Bailey Bush Palmer was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in April of 2012, two months before she graduated from high school. Shortly after her diagnosis, numerous hospital stays consumed all of the seventeen year old’s time. She went from being 120 pounds to 80 pounds in a very short time. After hundreds of doctors’ visits and an unlimited amount of medication, nothing seemed to help. Her symptoms began to worsen as the days went on. After months of on and off hospitalizations, it was time to consider surgery.

    In March of 2013, Bailey had a colectomy, removing her colon and leaving her with an ileostomy. A few months later, a new team of surgeons would operate again, but this time they would be creating a J-Pouch and removing parts of her rectum that were inflamed. By April of 2014, Bailey eagerly awaited her “reversal surgery” in which her ostomy would be reversed and her intestines would connect to one another once again. She lived with a J-Pouch for about a year until inflammation began to take over her body, even worse than before. After months of struggling with inflammation and the pain it brings, Bailey chose to live with an ostomy permanently. On September 28th, 2015 a great team of surgeons removed the rest of her rectum and the remaining inflamed areas of her J-Pouch. Along with being diagnosed with Crohn’s, Bailey also developed an incredibly rare skin disease called Linear IGA Dermatosis. Linear IGA Dermatosis caused her to develop blisters on every part of her body. Because of the blisters, Bailey and her doctors spent over a year trying to find remission. The blisters wreaked havoc all over her body, including where her ileostomy was. This made keeping a bag on almost impossible. Everyday brought new challenges, but she faced them with all of her strength. She even sought help from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. It was there where they learned that her skin problems were directly related to Crohn’s and the inflammation in her body.

    After four major surgeries, along with many minor abscess and fistula surgeries, Bailey finally walked the path of recovery after years of poor health. With the help of some great doctors and biologic medications, Bailey grows stronger each day and strives to reach remission. Her loving husband, family, and friends provide an incredible support, of whom she says she “could not have survived without them”. She continues to work, go to school, and advocate for Crohn’s and Colitis in any way she possibly can. Palmer volunteers at Camp Oasis for Crohn’s and Colitis, fundraises for Take Steps every year, and helps run support groups online. Bailey’s goal is to become a nurse, specializing in wound care so that she may help others who struggle with ostomies and wounds themselves.

     

    Bailey said, “Crohn’s changed almost every aspect of my life, but I try to think of it as a blessing mostly. Of course this illness has caused some of the worst moments of my life, but from that darkness there is always light. I’ve met some of the most incredible

    people, most of whom I would not have known if it weren’t for my illness. For them, I am so grateful.”

     

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  • Volunteer
  • volunteer

    Thousands of volunteers have helped the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) work toward our mission to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to provide a high level of support, education, research, and resources to our IBD community.

    If you would like to Volunteer for the 2017 Take Steps Dallas Walk register here. If you have any questions, contact Vernessa Thomas at 972.386.0607 Ext. 2 or via email.

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  • Top Fundraisers
  • MVPs

    Thank you to our top fundraisers and our top fundraising team. Are you a member of the Top Fundraising Club?

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  • Fundraising Clubs
  • fundraising clubs

    Top teams and individuals can go above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action, and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach. These teams and individuals become members of our Top Fundraising Club.

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    more walk details

    Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD.

    read more

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    Thank you to our local sponsors