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Jacob Krause and his Cure Crusade!

Hi! My name is Jacob Krause, and I am 10 years old.  I LOVE playing basketball and one year ago, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

Though it has been a very difficult year, my mom says that I got this disease because G-D knows that I am strong enough to handle it and motivated enough to do something about it. I think about Colitis every day. Sometimes no one knows that it is on my mind and little things can worry me.  When there is a field trip at school, I wonder if I will be able to go. In science class I wonder why no scientist has come up with a plan to help me.   The future scares me because I don’t want to have UC as an adult.  "It is easy to be strong when things are going your way, but it takes real strength to be strong when things aren't going your way."

I hope that all of the money raised during this event will help the doctors find a cure so other people do not have to go through what have had to go through. 

Even though this has not been easy, there have been positive things that I have realized since being diagnosed.  I know my family is always there for me.  I know I have wonderful doctors.  I have found that I have a strong personality and can handle difficult situations.   Most of all, I learned that just one person (even a ten year old boy) can really make a difference… together, imagine what we can do!


The Crusade Continues!

(NEW!) Showing that it's never too late to "make a difference."

(NEW!) Jacob and his efforts make the Front Page of the Baltimore Sun!

Jacob's "Shootout For IBD" receives formal endorsement from MD. Governor Martin O'Malley!

Jacob Takes On Capitol Hill in Support of IBD Research!
May 20, 2010
- On behalf of the CCFA, Jacob represented Maryland at "IBD Day on the Hill" in seeking legislator's  co-sponsorship of the IBD Research & Awareness Act (S.981, H.R.2275) currently up for vote. This provides $35B in IBD research over a 5 yr period to include a key focus on pediatrics.  He spoke with the offices of Sens. Cardin (D-MD) & Mikulski (D-MD), Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY) and E. Cummings (D-MD).

MD Senator Ben Cardin and NY Representative Dan Maffei have both agreed to Co-Sponsor the bill! - Write your legislators in support of the bill!

** See Pictures from Jacob's experiences at Capitol Hill.
** Watch Jacob's Speech from IBD Day on the Hill below!

Jacob's Cure Crusade - Media Links!

**Jacob is the CCFA's MD Chapter's "Local Hero" and kicked off the Baltimore Take Steps Walk on June 5th, 2010 - CLICK HERE to see his speech!

HERE (click) to read about Jacob and his fight for an IBD cure.

**Read how Jacob and County Executive Ken Ulman helped educate others (click) on the need for IBD research at the opening of the new Howard County Athletic Complex

**Learn about Jacob and IBD in a 2009 WJZ
Health Watch (click) Report.

**Click Here to see Jacob in the John's Hopkins Children's Center (JHCC) Commercial!

**Jacob continues his work as a local hero within
Kids Are Heroes (click).

Jacob has been treated since diagnosis at the John's Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, MD.   




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