walking for michelle

Michelle, sweet Michelle
Michelle, sweet Michelle.

On June 14, I will be walking with my family in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Take Steps walk in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in memory of my much-loved and much-missed cousin Michelle, who passed away in January from Crohn’s complications.  

For anyone unfamiliar with Crohn’s, it’s a chronic inflammatory condition of the GI tract. In my cousin’s case, Crohn’s was just one of the many illnesses she was dealing with … and, after battling for 22 of her 31 years on Earth, her body just couldn’t handle anymore; on January 25, she passed away. Continue reading “walking for michelle”