Athletes vs. Crohn’s was founded in January of 2017 by Larry Nance Jr. and Noah Weber.
The mission of AVC is to raise awareness of Crohn’s and colitis in the adolescent population and help children realize their athletic potential despite being diagnosed with a chronic illness. 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.
Quote from Larry about the foundation:
“I’m super excited about it. It’s something that I’m very proud of and very passionate about. Being that kid that had professional athlete dreams and being diagnosed with Crohn’s and wondering and searching if anybody else has done this or am I going to have to try to do this all on my own?”