By Lynne Adkins

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A walk is set for Saturday, May 10th to raise cash and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis.

Eleven-year old Emily Williams of Sicklerville, Camden County has lived with Crohn’s disease for three years. She explains it’s an inflammation in her small intestine that prevents her body from absorbing nutrients she needs, affecting her way of life.

(credit: Carly Presnell Take Steps Senior Walk Manager)

Emily Williams (credit: Carly Presnell Take Steps Senior Walk Manager)

“I need to eat healthy. I take a lot of medicine and just exercise.”

She must also avoid certain foods, some that she loves.

“Not allowed to eat corns, like popcorn, corn on the cob, not allowed to eat carrots or nuts.”

She deals with occasional stomach pain and too many tests and doctors visits.

As the local honored hero at the walk, she’s hoping for a great turnout on the 10th at Citizen’s Bank Park at 3:30 p.m.


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