|Hi! I am Jacob Krause and the Local Hero for the Maryland/South Delaware Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Johns Hopkins Children's Center's (JHCC) Pediatric Gastroenterology Division takes such excellent care of so many children like me so I'm thrilled that you're selecting to help this amazing cause.
I am so happy to announce our 2nd Annual Shootout 4 IBD and feel that we can beat our amazing first year fund raising totals of $32,000! It is easy being strong when things are going your way, but it takes real strength to be strong when things aren’t going your way. Last year's shootout was one of the best days of my life, because we were able to help other children like me.
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….so together, imagine what WE can do!