This weekend (5/18/14) Phil and Alex Hering of San Clemente will be honored at the Crohn's and Colitis Talk Steps Walk along with Joel and Denise Sperber of Laguna Woods. The couples first met at Saddleback Memorial Hospital while Phil was recovering from surgery. Joel, a volunteer with the hospital was able to provide Phil and his wife guidance as his family had also experienced the effects of the diseases. Today, as volunteers for CCFA, both couples have
empowered themselves to share their story and reach out to others, bringing to
life CCFA’s mission: to cure Crohn’s
disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children
and adults affected by these diseases.
Both Couples have started a local support group for people suffering from these diseases. They have also created a series of videos to help share their mission.