Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Athletes with Crohn's Disease

It has been a while since I have posted and wioo start posting my own experiences again. In the meantime, its also been a while since I posted a list of athletes (past and present) who live with Crohn's Disease. So here you go:

David Garrard - Retired NFL Quarterback - Garrard suffers from Crohn's disease and has appeared in television commercials regarding treating the illness. He has spoken to children at the Painted Turtle Camp, a camp for children with disorders about living with Crohn's disease.

Carrie Johnson - Olympic Kayaking

George "The Animal" Steele - Wrestler - Maybe he got it from eating the turnbuckles

James Morrison - British Golfer

Kevin Dineen  and Theo Fleury - NHL Hockey Players with Crohn's (Thank god for pads)

Matt Light - NFL Football with Crohn's Disease - Go Patriots! The three-time Super Bowl champion had surgery to remove more than a foot of his intestine. Now retired from football, the athlete shares his story with others to raise awareness and educate the public about Crohn's disease.

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