Their efforts to help others
Diekman and Soltero have started a new charity to support other people who suffer from IBD
The couple had teamed up with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to found the Gut It Out Foundation. During the last three years Jake struggled through the flares of his ulcerative colitis, he would often use a personal mantra, “Gut It Out”. The phrase helped him find the inner strength to endure the pain of his inflammatory bowel disease. It always reminded him to put his health in perspective – he knew someone out there always had it worse. In March of 2015, Diekman got this phrase tattooed on his wrist.