1. Health
Amber J. Tresca

David Garrard, Jaguars Quarterback is Beating Crohn's

By November 10, 2006

Follow me on:

David Garrard has been fighting Crohn's disease since 2003. He was sidelined from playing football for the NFL and lost 35 pounds. This season he is back in full force, and the Jaguars have won 6 of his last 7 starts. He credits the turnaround in his health to Remicade. With starting quarterback Byron Leftwich possibly sidelined for the rest of the season, Garrard is now likely to start for the Jaguars for the rest of the year.

Most of us with IBD just struggle to get through a day, or a week, at a time. Sometimes a simple everyday activity like a shopping trip or a night out seems like an impossible task, rather than a pleasure. People with IBD such as David Garrard, Pearl Jam Guitarist Mike McCready, and San Diego Chargers legend Rolf Benirschke are good reminders for us--a productive and fulfulling life is possible with IBD! Read about more people with IBD who have overcome their health problems and gone on to success:

February 5, 2009 at 11:35 am
(1) ryshawn brown says:

hi i have crohn disease but i dont have insursnace in its hard for me to get the right treatment can anyone help me out there what can i do its hard for me to eat anything if anybody can help me let me know please thank you

October 23, 2011 at 12:06 am
(2) james says:

Seek God and his kingdom i have a wife who suffers from uclercolitis surgery was required but trust GOD he will lead you

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.