Memory Walk to be held in Jackson County for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Southwestern Community College’s Medical Assisting Club will be sponsoring a Memory Walk on Saturday, August 20 in memory of Hunter Maloy.
Maloy passed away on May 16 from complications due to Crohn’s Disease. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Maloy was loved and revered by all who knew him. Although he appeared happy on the outside and was active in high school sports, and enjoyed being outdoors, Maloy was silently struggling with the pain that the disease caused him.
Crohn’s Disease is considered to be an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract causing inflammation. The disease can be managed with lifelong doctor care, but can be very painful.