Recently I was contacted by the good people over at WEGO Health. They wanted to do a little interview with me to help get my message out. In exchange, I would help get their message out.
First off, here is the interview.. http://blog.wegohealth.com/2012/07/09/featuring-health-activists-jeffrey-of-a-guy-with-crohns/
For anyone that doesn’t know who they are, WEGO Health (www.wegohealth.com) is a site dedicated to bringing awareness to just about any health issue. They do articles on different topics, highlight an illness for a month, hold Twitter chats and help bring people with same the same illnesses together.
Now, for anyone that knows me, knows I won’t advocate for something I don’t believe in. I am true to my word and beliefs. I wouldn’t spread WEGO Health’s words if I didn’t believe in them. So, check them out and maybe you can find some answers to some problems you might be having.
I have to say, I was so happy to be asked to do this interview. One, I love getting the guy’s view of IBD out there and this is a big step in that direction. Second, it is showing me that people are seeing my posts and like what I have to say. A big reason I liked the interview, is I got to publicly thank some of the people who inspired me to get on with my life and to speak up. Thank you Sara Ringer, Kelly Frick, Jackie Zimmerman, Charis Kirk and Maggie Baldwin for setting me down this road.
Of course there are so many others that have been an inspiration to me and that is why I do the Follow Friday thingy here. It is my way of saying thank you. I can’t go and list everyone because the list would just keep going. Every week I seem to meet inspiration people and if you read my blog, you would see that.
Now, I don’t do what I am doing for fame. I hate being in the spotlight. I do it so anyone with IBD would know that they aren’t alone. I grew up all alone with this unknown disease. In the 80′s and 90′s before there was the internet, it was hard to now only learn about Crohn’s Disease but to meet people with it. Now, I can meet someone new everyday. And hopefully, no one has to feel like I did. That is why I do what I do. And if you ever feel alone, just look me up and say Hi.
My biggest thank you I have saved for last. It is to everyone that reads my blogs and Tweets with me and is there to keep me moving. It is to all the people who are there to pick me up when I’m down. It’s to everyone that leaves me comments saying thank you. Mainly, it is to YOU, the reader. Thank You.