Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, “My Friend Chris Adams Is A Great Man”… – Crohn’s Disease – TEDx

Mike McCready: My friend Chris Adams is a great man who doesn’t let his Crohn’s get him down. His TEDx talk is enlightening and compelling. I look up to him and how he has navigated his struggle. If you know anyone affected by IBD, please share!

Crohn’s disease not only stole more than 3 years from Chris Adams’ “life”, but it also stunted his growth and forced him to quit the sport he loved playing. After a fortuitous moment watching MTV, and an encounter with a musical hero years later, his path was changed forever. Chris Adams is the Board President for the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Having lived with Crohn’s disease for more than 33 years, Chris has endured several surgeries and countless life changing complications. Through it all, Chris took those challenges in stride and has since connected to a world he could not have imagined. His unique outlook on life has enabled him to persevere, overcome, and connect with a world that he could have never imagined. Chris now works closely with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready (also a Crohn’s patient) on raising awareness and finding a cure for those affected by IBD. More info: This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at