Crohns Disease Foundations in America

By: anthonyjacobw

A charitable organization set up either by an individual or an institution is called a foundation. It works as a legal entity, usually works on distributing grants or funds to support cases related to that particular foundation. It works for the good of that particular cause. It is a corporation or a trust usually headed by prominent or influential persons who work for the good of the society. There are a number of foundations set up mainly in third world countries but they are many times also present in developed countries.

One of the charitable organizations in America, devoted towards working for the patients suffering from Crohn's disease is 'The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America'. Funds for this foundation just pour in from various donors. Usually they are people who have been associated with the disease in some way or the other, many humanitarians or generous donors liberally donate toward this cause. These funds are generally used for the rehabilitation and treatment of patients who really need help. Some amount of funds is specifically diverted into research on this disease as well as finding preventives and curative medicines for the same cause.

Patients, friends or even family members of the patients can contact the foundation either by the internet or directly approach the center (they also have various regional centers in various states) if they want to get some help for the treatment. The patients suffering from Crohn's and their family members need a lot of help and support. And Crohn's being a chronic disease so help for the patients is needed throughout the patient's life. The foundation helps these people in a great way by providing information on the various aspects of the disease and for really deserving patients they also provide monetary support.

Symptoms of this disease vary from gas and abdominal pain to severe uncontrollable bowel movements. And this happens from time to time. It affects the patient emotionally and causes isolation, embarrassment and anxiety within the patient. The foundation helps counsel patients, thus helping them accept the truth and also gets them adjusted to the social and physical reality. The foundation is a support system catering to the emotional, physical and financial aspect of the family members and the patients suffering from Crohn's disease.

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