As Team Challenge gears up for TriRock San Diego, ulcerative colitis patient Grant Henry gets ready for a challenge of his own. Henry aspires to participate in the IRONMAN World Championship with the greatest endurance athletes of all time to raise awareness and funds for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Henry entered the world-famous Kona Inspired, a contest that allows individuals to share their stories for a chance to participate in the World Championship.
Henry, a 29-year-old Los Angeles resident, has battled IBD for over six years. He has endured pain, multiple colonoscopies and extended hospitalizations. After joining Team Challenge and completing the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, he came back as the Team Challenge Greater LA Chapter honoree, continuing his support for the program. Henry made it his mission to raise awareness for those that endure the same pain.
Henry created a 90 second video titled “From the Bathroom to Kona” sharing his story with the world. He hopes to participate in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona on October 12 on behalf of those suffering with IBD. To view and vote for his video, click here.
Team Challenge is an endurance sports training program for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Participants raise funds for Crohn’s and colitis research and patient services in exchange for training, support, lodging and airfare to the event of their choice. CCFA is the benefiting charity for both TriRock San Diego in September and TriRock Clearwater in November.