Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finding the Right Words

I have been meaning to share this with you all for some time now, but I haven't seemed to find the right words, or the right reasons.

Keeping up with this blog has allowed me to do so much more than share my recipes. It has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. Sometimes when you feel very alone in whatever you may be going through it is so refreshing to discover that you are not alone, and that there are so many people out there who have been in the same boat. I have been blessed to meet so many strong women through this blog that have encouraged me to share my story, but today I came across a blog post by Wanna Be a Country Cleaver that truly gave me my voice.

One year ago I had what I thought to be the absolute worst day of my life. It was the day that I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Unfortunately, I soon found out that there would be worse days to come in suffering with this disease. I have been through so many ups and downs in what has seemed like the longest year of my life, and every day is a constant struggle to scratch the surface of finding remission.

When I came across Megan's post about her brave friend Beka and her struggle to fight this disease, I was given new hope, and a realization that there are so many people out there who battle this disease and who are fighting for a cure. There are 1.4 million people throughout the United States that suffer through this chronic disorder, in which there is no cure, but that doesn't mean that we have lost hope.

So PLEASE visit the Bake Sale going on at Wanna Be A Country Cleaver's blog, benefiting the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and help us find a cure!


The Cooking Actress said...

I have a few friends who suffer and I'm so sorry that you're one of them Chelsea! You're so strong and wonderful, and I know you will continue to fight through it <3

Chelsea said...

Thank you Kayle! You are so sweet and encouraging!

Kristin said...

thoughts and prayers for you and everyone battling this. I will be checking out the bake sale :)

Chelsea said...

Thank you Kristin!!

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