Our Story

Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis was founded in January of 2017 by Larry Nance Jr. and Noah Weber.
Both Larry and Noah were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during their adolescent years, both were aspiring
athletes and both sought mentors with Crohn’s disease who reached their athletic potential.

Together they hope to connect young people afflicted with Crohn’s and colitis to athletes to inspire and mentor.


Click on the video to learn more. Click here to read Noah’s impressive story and see how he met Larry Nance Jr,.
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to see Larry’s story and how he became the powerful athlete that he is today.

Helping High School Athletes with Crohn's or Colitis

First Annual L7 Scholarship

First Annual L7 Scholarship

The L7 award is given to a high school athlete “who has demonstrated qualities consistent with L7. L7 doesn’t so much stand for Lucky #7 but rather the belief that luck is largely a byproduct of persistence, hard work, and positive attitude in tough or unfamiliar situations”

Noah and Larry gave out their first L7 Award and scholarship to a high school senior football player with Crohn’s disease. Joe Contino has shown incredible grit in his Crohn’s and athletic journey. Congratulations Joe!