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Pearl Jam PSA and woman proud of ostomy

April 25, 2011

Hey everybody, I came across these two news stories that might be of interest to you.

The first is from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America discussing their new PSA campaign with lead guitarist Mike McCready from Pearl Jam:

Mike McCready, guitarist and founding member of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, recently donated his time to create a radio public service announcement (PSA) series on behalf of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to raise critical awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The 60, 30, and 15 second PSAs will encourage Americans to register for one of over 130 Take Steps Walks in 2011 in communities around the country. Walkers will raise much-needed dollars for research into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic, painful, and often debilitating digestive diseases. Collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s and colitis afflict over 1.4 million American children and adults.

This second story is from a woman who was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease and is proud of her ostomy:

“I’ve always had stomach troubles, but doctors put it down to having irritable bowel syndrome. After New Year, I developed horrendous cramps and woke up one morning in agony and unable to move. Doctors were perplexed, so they opened me up to investigate.

Keep fighting,
~Dennis

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