BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thirteen year old Mary Teresa Comerate was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease back in 2009 and it’s gotten progressively worse since then.
She’s been at Women and Children’s hospital the past few weeks where she’s receiving treatment and having tests done.
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the intestines. Mary Teresa suffers from terrible stomach pains because of it.
Her family is not sure when she’ll be able to return home, but fortunately the community and even people from around the country are cheering her up. Mary Teresa has been receiving cards with well wishes, and it’s really helped to lift her spirits during a difficult time.
“It’s been amazing I really appreciate all the cards it makes me so happy to see the mail come and I’m like oh my gosh there’s mail. This is amazing that people who don’t even know me are sending me cards and wishing me well,” said Mary Teresa Comerate of Hamburg.
“It was hard missing Halloween and going out trick of treating with her friends but people really, she has a really good support system at school and through friends and everyone just wanted to cheer her up,” said Tammy Comerate, Mary Teresa’s Mother.
Send a card to Mary Teresa at the following address:
Mary Teresa Comerate
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo,
219 Bryant St, Buffalo NY 14222
OR call Renee Leatherman 716-579-3186