World IBD Day

Posted May 19 2015, 2:25 pm in , , ,

Today is World IBD Day. You might ask what that is. It’s a day to bring attention to the five millions people worldwide who suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. These conditions are know as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD.

You may wonder why I’m talking about these diseases. I have a very good reason. My older daughter suffers from Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s patients have many symptoms in common, but each one may have symptoms that are unique to them. My daughter is one of the twenty-five percent of Crohn’s patients who suffers from joint pain. You can read about Crohn’s disease and colitis by visiting the CCFA website.

Thankfully, my daughter has the combination of right medications to make her life as normal as possible. We are grateful for this, but we would also like to see a cure for this disease. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is working hard to find one.

In one of my older books, HOMETOWN DAD, the hero suffers from Crohn’s disease. I wrote this story to bring attention to Crohn’s disease. This is the third book in the Kellerville series.

9780373876518Double Trouble
A pair of rowdy boys would be exhausting for two parents—little wonder single mom Melanie Drake feels overwhelmed. Her sons are her world, but she knows she needs a helping hand to keep them in line. Enter Nathan Keller—respected banker, descendant of the town’s father…and baseball coach. Melanie knows he’s out of her league, but as her sons learn to love Coach Nathan, Melanie starts falling for him, too. With the whole town rooting for happily ever after, it won’t be long before this hometown dad joins their family for good.
Kellerville:
Finding family, community and love in one small town

 

Do you or anyone in your family suffer from a disease?

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