Our daughter, Ashley, was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease last January, was in the hospital constantly during the first six months of 2010, and in June had surgery for a resection of her colon. She has been in remission ever since!
Ashley has been wanting to do something for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. She came up with the Purple Dress Project, based off a project that one of her blogger friends did (The Gray Dress Project). She contacted some sponsors, the Foundation, and the University of Missouri Hospital and with their backing, formed the Purple Dress Project.
You can learn more by going to The Purple Dress Project or to Ashley's blog A Hasty Life. She also has a Facebook page where you can learn more. Be sure to "like" it... the more followers the better!
I will keep you informed on the progress of the dress, her month of wearing it and any other relevant information that comes up.
I am quite the proud mama.