When Laura Weiner turned fifty, her greatest wish was that her son, Thomas, would be healthy enough to someday celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Laura’s friends took her words to heart, and out of that desire founded A Mother’s Wish. You see, Thomas has spent his entire young life dealing with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
A Mother’s Wish was established to help those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). More than 1.4 million American suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis; of those, more than 150,000 are under the age of 18. Funds raised by A Mother’s Wish support research, patient education, advocacy, and public awareness.