Sunday, April 18, 2010

I am ONE Voice, but TOGETHER we WILL be heard!

As you all know God has been burdening my heart not only for Him, but for the plans He has for me and this disease. Also you all know that I keep saying that He wants me to tell my story...that He wants to use me...and I truly feel it will be is a strong way! It excites me! Well...I had been doing research and I was wanting in a few years to get up some big rally thing for Crohn's like Relay for Life is for cancer. I feel that others do not understand my disease and do not know what I suffer on a daily basis. With that being said I have EXCITING news:

I researched and found out that indeed the US has an organization for my disease. It is the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America! I even went to the extent to find that there is a get together to support this disease and condition! When I saw that the state of Alabama was hosting the walk in Birmingham I immediately started crying. I found that I could make a team and that we together could walk for all of us that are struggling! Just not the diagnosed people our suffering! Our families and friends suffer to. It is hard to see someone you love go through these things. You want to help and when something like this is created it will not only help the victim of the disease/condition, but it will also help the family and friends. Together they are being one in a mission to help and find the cure!

Now enough babbling! We have come up with our team name...."Purple Hearts"...purple is the color of Crohn's and we also wanted something that was passionate, that could be Christ oriented...well hearts show love and desire and God is LOVE! My mother Jamee and my father Phil came up with it...well we all kind of figured it out together. Now...for Jamie...I told her that our second name or our co-name would be "Rally for Alli" was too cute, but we are a team and "rally for alli" is just about we together are the "Purple Hearts" in gathering to support the "Rally for Alli"! Whoop!!! now your part!

Your part is to help us spread the word. Tell everyone...take them to my facebook page so they can donate...take them to here (my blog) so they can donate! These donations go directly to research and funding to find the cure for in my behalf...CROHN'S!!!

Click here to go to the home page of "Take Steps, Be Heard for Crohn's and Colitis" below is the link I need you to click yo help me!!! Also, below that is a little about what my team will be doing...this is from the CCFA's personal page for myself.

Help me reach my goal

This summer, I will be walking in the Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk. Take Steps is CCFA's national evening walk and celebration and the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. It is a casual 2-3 mile stroll to raise money for crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by these digestive diseases. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps brings together this community in a fun and energetic atmosphere, encouraging them to make noise and be heard.

Your donation will help support local patient programs, as well as important research projects. This cause is very important to me and I appreciate your help as we fight for a cure! In addition to donating, you can join me at the event. There will be food, music and kid's activities. The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day.

Please join me or donate to my efforts to support CCFA in finding a cure!

With clicking that link you can make a donation easily. All you have to do is support Allison and it will take you through a security safe payment page!

This is not only going to help me, but will help the other 1.4 million that suffer and also along with our families and friends that suffer for us!

We have these uhhh...umm...bushes...forgot the names and my parents were freaking out when they woke up this morning because they had gone from the pink to the purple...they were like alli you have to take a picture for everyone. I was like uhh...I feel like poo I look like poo...nada! They were still excited so mom helped me get dressed and told me what to wear and she escorted down to the back yard to the big ole bush! Note: These pictures are for you my team-mates and for you my friends...because Crohn's color is purple...and mommy and daddy said I needed to do this for you all! haha! I didn't last long outside, as you know Remicade is very similar to chemo and my immune system is shot. I started having all sorts of itching, breathing what not, so I was like mom last picture and ran inside and washed off my face and rested! Twas a fun short little photo-shoot! Thanks mommy!

This if for you Purple Hearts!!
Get ready - June 5, 2010

This is again for you from Andrew and I!
Love yall!

Shot 1

Shot 2

Mom coordinated this one...she said she uh...
wanted me some strange word in the flowers...
I think engulfed...ok so I'm engulfed! haha

My 2nd Engulfed picture lol!


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  3. Oh Jamie! That is absolutely beautiful! I wish I would have seen this before everything, but I think I know why it all worked out this way! Is there any way you can burn this to a cd...we can take a little boom box and walk to it and play it in our tent! :) Those words are precious and that means more than anything for you to find that for me! I love you sweet beautiful girl! Thank you for your friendship over the past 9 years! hehe...yes 9 years :)! XOXO and yes its almost 4 am...I can't sleep

  4. I am so happy that you get to participate in one of these walks! I was mis-diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2006...I was really battling Crohns. However, at that time, I did get to participate in a Crohns and Colitis walk here in Macon, Ga at a lake-park-recreation area. It too, was about 2-3 miles. It's such an amazing thing to be part're going to love this!

  5. Jamie: I love the words to that song girl! So beautiful!
    Hey Belly: I'm so glad you found Allison's blog! I know you two can be a great source of encouragement and strength for each other!
    Allison: The Lord is going to use you and your story in a mighty way to help spread the word and promote awareness for Crohn's and you are keeping Christ at the center of it all! Good days and bad days - either way you continue to praise Him and for that, you will be blessed! We love you! :)