Local Heroes

Take Steps Honored Heroes represent the Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis warriors living in our community. 

Meet Shari Kleinman our 2018 Adult Honored Hero: 

My name is Shari Kleinman.  I am humbled and excited to be chosen as this year's Honored Hero.  I have been a proud supporter of the Long Island Chapter's Walk Program for the past 17 years and I openly share my story to help raise awareness. My diagnosis came quick and Shari Kleinmanfast. Just out of college I was experiencing abdominal pains and bloody stools. I was fortunate that my Mom was working for a gastro doctor and knew I should go see him right away. After the usual tests of x-rays and scoping it was confirmed I happen to have Crohn's disease. My doctor put me on a regimen of pills that I knew I would have to take forever.

Although I am now feeling great and in remission, I am still left with some uncertainties about my IBD.  I am so thankful for the people in my life today who stayed with me and helped me through my toughest times and for CCF. I have begun to share my story through Facebook live feeds so look for me! I will not stop until there is a cure. I ask you to join my team Shari's Crohnie’s on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Click here to read Shari's full story

Click here to support Shari's fundraising effort to raise $10,000!



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