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Firebirds News · Oct 12th – Field Hockey Senior Night and CCFA

Come cheer on the Lady Firebirds as they face off against Indian Hill and showing support for their senior, Madison Tyler, and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Crohn’s disease has affected our team first hand.  Emily Blosser, one of our goalies, was diagnosed 3 days before her 10th birthday.  4 weeks after her diagnosis she was also diagnosed with a progressive liver disease that is commonly found in people with Crohn’s disease.  For the next 28 months, Emily was on high dose steroids, several immune suppressants, underwent several invasive procedures, and hospitalized 10 times.  She has had to have several surgeries to help fight the disease.  Her last surgery was in July 2017 where she missed the 1st month of season for recovery.  Emily is now in remission, but through it all field hockey has been a positive constant in Emily’s life.  Crohn’s is a chronic illness that will affect those diagnosed for the rest of their lives, including our goalie.  Which is why it is so important to help support finding a cure for Crohn’s and Colitis!

At the game, there will be Kona Ice who is generously donating 20% of profits to CCFA.  The parents will have a bake sale and 50/50 raffle will all proceed going towards CCFA.

Go Birds!