MLB pitcher Jake Diekman runs the Gut It Out Foundation. The Gut It Out Foundation supports organizations and efforts dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in the IBD community. The Gut It Out Foundat...
As someone who has IBD this fundraiser hits home for me and is a big reason as to why this is important for me. I was diagnosed with Crohn's/Colitis at the age of 16 and it has greatly impacted my life. I actually wrote an article about it which can be found here.
The main focus of the Gut It Out Foundation is to raise awareness and to bring people together. The Co-Founder of Gut It Out is Jake Diekman, a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. Jake was diagnosed with Colitis at the young age of 10. In 2017 he underwent three operations at the Mayo Clinic in order to get a "J-Pouch." Very few athletes have had this procedure and Jake was able to overcome it and went on to have a fantastic 2020 season.
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