Sheila Butler was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when she was 16, and has since endured 17 surgeries and countless treatments. Through it all, her incredible spirit and relentless optimism have been a huge inspiration to all, but especially her husband Brian and their daughters Hannah and Haleigh.

Together, this powerhouse family and their friends make up Team Butler, one of Take Steps’ top 25 teams nationally!

“I wish everyone knew that people fighting IBD have to deal with so much more than being sick, especially since we often don’t look sick! There’s a huge impact on our families, our day to day lives, and our mental health. Take Steps is so important to me and my family because the critical funds raised lead directly to better research – and someday, cures – for this horrible disease. Brian, Haleigh, and Hannah are my support network, and the only way that I get through it some days. I hope that with Take Steps, we can help build that same support network for other people who need it. We’re all in this together,” said Shelia.

During this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of IBD care and cures relies more than ever on their community and inspiring Take Steps leaders like Team Butler. The Foundation is investing in cures for tomorrow while supporting patients today – including a special resource section of their website, updated daily, for Crohn’s and colitis patients and caregivers to help them navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, these diseases don’t take a break.

From the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

“We know that these are challenging and uncertain times for so many people, but any gift that you’re able to make in honor of Sheila and Team Butler now will go twice as far to fund critical patient support services and research programs, thanks to a generous matching gift (up to $1M, through May 15). Thank you for helping us celebrate Sheila’s incredible perseverance & continuing

You can support Team Butler here! 

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