URMC / Golisano Children's Hospital / Giving / Strong Kids News / February 2017 February 2017 Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease Doesn’t Discourage Young Girl Isabella Venture’s softball glove hadn’t moved in weeks. Her soccer ball rested in her bag, along with her cleats and the rest of her gear. The eight-year-old’s passion for playing the piano was dwindling. Her health was deteriorating. The once energetic child was laboring just to get out of bed every day. Her constant battle with strep throat and other ailments had caused her to lose nearly 20 pounds and lose interest in the things she had loved.