This is where we started.
“The project started simple enough and I was going to do a small series
of hard hitting images that really got in your face and tried to make
you think of Crohn’s disease in a different light. Even though now a
days more people than ever know what the disease is, there are still a
great number of people who have never heard of the disease or don’t
really know the full aspect of the problem and one of the lines I hear
the most is, “Why are you so sick when my friend who has Crohn’s
doesn’t have any problems?” This is just one of the questions I want
to answer through this campaign. So I started to talk over the ideas I
had with some close friends and the ball really started to roll and I
realized I wanted a large variety of images and we ended up turning
the project into something a lot larger with different sections to it.
We will have a hard hitting expose, then something a little more light
hearted and to top it off a series of real life stories & photos from
real Crohn’s sufferers.
What we want to do is start by shooting 1-3 images from each section
of the project and go to the different organizations in town based
around Crohn’s & Colitis. I have dealt with a couple of them in the
past and I hope bringing some finished work to them will get them
right behind our project and help to push it to what we want/hope it
to be. The end goal is to throw a large dinner & auction to showcase
and sell off prints from the project with all proceeds going to the
organizations that end up backing our project.”
This is where we’re at now!
The Crohn’s Awareness Project is here to bring general knowledge about the group of inflammatory bowel disease’s to the masses Our website will be a one stop shop for you to learn about everything IBD related!www.crohnsawarenessproject.com
We believe this all really started around 7yrs ago now. I was 20 then; trying to get the word out there about crohn’s because back at that point, no one really knew about it. Over the years there has been a spike in a base knowledge or at the very least more people know people with the disease. But the one thing that most people still don’t understand is how different the disease is for every patient who has it.
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