Richard Hoy

Bayou Battles
  • My Goal:
  • $600
  • Raised So Far:
  • $70
  • # of Donations:
  • 3
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Bayou Battles XIV

August 11-13, 2017

This year, the Bayou Battles team has chosen the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation as our charity beneficiary.  Like last year, anyone who donates at least $10 will gain the one-dice re-roll at our tournament.  Please see our website (bayoubattles.com) for all the details.  We chose this charity because it has a special meaning for me personally:

This past year, my family had an unexpected introduction into Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  My 14-year-old son, Rogan, was taken to the hospital in early November after an acute case of diarrhea.  (I was on my way home from MilleniumCon in Austin when I got the call that he was being admitted!).  He was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and spent several weeks in and out of the hospital, but did not respond to treatments.  Over a span of 4 weeks he lost almost 20 lbs.--nearly 25% of his body weight!  Despite the doctors best efforts, he ended up having emergency surgery to remove his diseased colon and install an ileostomy (yes, he now poops into a bag. Ewww!).  Thankfully, he bounced back quickly after the surgery, was discharged from the hospital on Christmas Eve, and has recovered incredibly well from this unexpected scare!

Thanks to the wonderful doctors and staff at Texas Children’s Hospital, he is well on the road to a full recovery!  He put back on all the weight he had lost before the surgery in December, and in early June, he had the first of two reconstructive surgeries to create a new rectum and restore full function of his digestive system.  The final surgery should take place in early August, likely the week immediately before or after Bayou Battles.  

Please note that none of the money donated through this website to the CCFA will go to me or to pay for any of our medical expenses.  We have good insurance, and do not need this kind of help.  The money raised here will go towards research that can improve understanding and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases so that the next family that might have an unexpected diagnosis like we did might be able to avoid the surgical option.  

Thank you for your generosity, and we look forward to seeing you at our event in August!

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Richard Hoy is fundraising for Uniting to Care & Cure benefiting Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Bayou Battles XIV

August 11-13, 2017

This year, the Bayou Battles team has chosen the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation as our charity beneficiary.  Like last year, anyone who donates at least $10 will gain the one-dice re-roll at our tournament.  Please see our website (bayoubattles.com) for all the details.  We chose this charity because it has a special meaning for me personally:

This past year, my family had an unexpected introduction into Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  My 14-year-old son, Rogan, was taken to the hospital in early November after an acute case of diarrhea.  (I was on my way home from MilleniumCon in Austin when I got the call that he was being admitted!).  He was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and spent several weeks in and out of the hospital, but did not respond to treatments.  Over a span of 4 weeks he lost almost 20 lbs.--nearly 25% of his body weight!  Despite the doctors best efforts, he ended up having emergency surgery to remove his diseased colon and install an ileostomy (yes, he now poops into a bag. Ewww!).  Thankfully, he bounced back quickly after the surgery, was discharged from the hospital on Christmas Eve, and has recovered incredibly well from this unexpected scare!

Thanks to the wonderful doctors and staff at Texas Children’s Hospital, he is well on the road to a full recovery!  He put back on all the weight he had lost before the surgery in December, and in early June, he had the first of two reconstructive surgeries to create a new rectum and restore full function of his digestive system.  The final surgery should take place in early August, likely the week immediately before or after Bayou Battles.  

Please note that none of the money donated through this website to the CCFA will go to me or to pay for any of our medical expenses.  We have good insurance, and do not need this kind of help.  The money raised here will go towards research that can improve understanding and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases so that the next family that might have an unexpected diagnosis like we did might be able to avoid the surgical option.  

Thank you for your generosity, and we look forward to seeing you at our event in August!

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$161,177 Raised
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The Campaign:

Uniting to Care & Cure

When the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation was founded in 1967, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), whic

The Organization:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Our mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of...

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