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World IBD Day

Maybe Some Day
Maybe Some Day

Today is World IBD day.

IBD is Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

IBD is Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Every one of us is touched in some way by health issues.

No one is immune.

But some are more immune than others.

IBD basically is the body’s immune system over-reacting.  The immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the digestive tract.

As much as I write for all of you readers, every once in awhile, I just like to take editorial license and write selfish things, like this.

In the hope that some day, IBD will have a cure.

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End Of The First Year

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We all have a cause(s) we support, right?

If you’ve followed any of my five blogs, you’re probably already aware that one of the five remaining big goals I have before dying is to help raise money to give to those who can find a cure for IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

You also know, no matter how long you’ve been reading, that I’ve never asked for anything, except that you do something great.

I’m not asking you to make a donation. I have formed a for-profit corporation to make money in various ways, to give away. Sort of like a non-profit but radically different.

Non-profits ask for money. While the future cannot be predicted, and I may ultimately need to ask for donations, the vision is clear – do not ask for money, make money.

Then give it to smart, dedicated people who’ll work tirelessly to find the cure.

Once IBD is cured, we’ll move on the the next big cause.

Anyway, here’s a link from an email yesterday, if you want to give.

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October 2009

jeff noel Burning The Candle?

jeff noel Burning The Candle?

A friend recently asked, “So how has writing five daily blogs affected you. What have you given up”?

I’ve given up:

  • Watching TV
  • Walking our Dog
  • Yard word, particularly our perennial gardens
  • Reading the (online) Orlando Sentinel, CNN, etc
  • Spending time with Family
  • Cut back on exercise (believe it or not)
  • Cut back on sleep (yawn)
  • And a few other things

It struck me later that night, while reflecting on his question and the answers.  Cutting back on work, or anything remotely related to cutting back on work, wasn’t mentioned.

I am addicted to work.  Many people are and simply don’t know it because they associate with others who are the same.

Nevertheless, I’m driven to create something bigger than myself, to help raise money until a cure is found for Crohns disease.  What are you sacrificing?  What are you sacrificing it for?

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October 2009

Crohn’s Disease and Children

Our nine-year old son first developed unusual symptoms just before he turned four.  Between his 4th and 5th birthday, he had:

Here’s an excerpt from an email I received yesterday as a member of CCFA, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America:

Through the eyes of a 21-year-old Crohn’s Disease sufferer:

Have you ever felt my pain?

Have you ever felt this hurt?

Have you ever wiped away my tears?

Have you ever measured the pains worth?

Have you ever sat in front of your food and prayed for it not to hurt?

Have you looked past the pupils to the thoughts array?

Have you ever tasted the smell of your favorite foods, for it to be taken away?

Have you ever just wanted the pain to go away?

Have you ever wished you could go back, to when there was no pain?

Have you ever hated the comments some have made?

Have you ever been afraid to eat, and ask yourself why?

Have you ever heard the saying you’ll be just fine?

Have you ever had pain just to sneeze?

Have you ever met anyone with Crohn’s Disease?

From the creator of the event: By having events like this, we are trying to raise as much money as possible to help cure Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis.

Thank you for reading this and following jeffnoel.com – Make it a great day.  Enjoy your health.