Healthy Living

An NBA Player's Life on the Road with Crohn's

The foundation's beginnings

“I’m super excited about it. It’s something that I’m very proud of and very passionate about. Being that kid that had professional athlete dreams and being diagnosed with Crohn’s and wondering and searching if anybody else has done this or am I going to have to try to do this all on my own? And that’s kind of where my love for [former NFL quarterback] David Garrard came around. If I can be this generation of kids’ David Garrard, a guy they look up to and say ‘Alright, he did it with Crohn’s, therefore it’s possible and now I can work towards it.’ That’s kind of what sparked my interests in starting something. Last year in Brooklyn, I met this kid Noah Webber, another kid that has Crohn’s and threw me an Instagram message and had a similar story to mine. So, I reached out, asked him to meet me in Brooklyn and we got to talking and kind of set this whole thing up together, me and his family. It’s really taken off, I think we’re going to do just awesome things for the Crohn’s community and I’m really, really excited for the direction,” he said.