im kelly (#purpleproject). i blog & run a facebook community for those living w/IBD, arthritis, autoimmune disease & chronic illness. my blog started as a physical journey training for endurance events, specifically 1/2 marathons - i had some serious setbacks (new diagnoses), so my project changed. in & out of the hospital, i began sending care packages to those living w/chronic illness while it wasnt training. ive now run a few 1/2's & continue to train when able. my advocacy came full circle when i wasnt able to complete things i had set out to do..but i persevere. who says i cant? watch me. i fight my diseases w/humor, determination & some sass. the only free Rx is Hope.
Green Bay, WI
Our daughter, Kelly Crabb, has Crohn's disease. She was diagnosed in her junior year of high school. She has an amazing attitude and such a great sense of humor to get through her daily struggles. Her determination to help others and bring awareness to Crohn's disease to the general public is just a start! She is an inspiration to so many! I know she is my hero.
The first word that comes to mind when I think of Kelly is AUTHENTIC. This girl is realer than real 100% of the time and uses that authenticity to remind others they are not alone. I don't know anyone more deserving or "qualified" to be named a health activist hero!
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