Kelly Crabb - #purpleproject

Patient Leader

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


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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!

Kelly Crabb - #purpleproject

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