Upstate HomeCare sponsors the Syracuse Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis


23-May-2018

Join Upstate HomeCare & Kennedy’s Pouchettes at the Take Steps Walk to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation on:

 

June 9th

Onondaga Lake Park • Liverpool, NY

Check In & Festival Starts @ 9AM

Walk Starts @ 10:30AM

 

If you would like to donate or join us, visit http://online.ccfa.org/goto/kennedys_pouchettes.

 

Pediatric Honored Hero - Kennedy MuenchUpstate HomeCare is a Gold Corporate Sponsor of the Syracuse Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation! Plus, we are again supporting this year’s Pediatric Honored Hero, 4th grader, Kennedy Muench and her team “Kennedy’s Pouchettes”! Kennedy was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis at the age of 7. When medication & treatments didn’t work, she underwent surgery to remove her large intestine. They created a j-pouch and placed an ileostomy. Three months later, she was able to have her ileostomy reversed and connected to the j-pouch.  Since then she has been able to live a healthy normal life and participate in a number of activities like dancing and sports! She is also mentoring other children dealing with this disease.

 

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that cause chronic inflammation and damage in the GI tract. Inflammation impairs the ability of affected GI organs to function properly.

 

Did you know?

  • 1.6 million Americans live with IBD
  • 70,000 new cases are diagnosed each year!
  • 80,000 cases are children under 18

 

There will be tons of activities for the whole family, including arts & crafts, food and a DJ.


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