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Alyssa H.

  • School: Kent State University
  • Major: Broadcast Journalism
  • Hometown: Brunswick
  • Hi there! My name is Alyssa, and I'm a Broadcast major at Kent State. It's a ton of fun and I've loved every second of it. Thankfully, I was diagnosed with Crohn's and Colitis when I was 15, about to go into my sophomore year of high school. But who really likes high school anyway? When I was diagnosed, I weighed a whopping 74lbs. and was in pain all of the time. Basically, my story is that I got the stomach flu and it just never really seemed to go away. Whether or not something from that virus triggered my Crohn's to show it's face, I'm not totally sure. But long story short, I feel way better now. I'm about to be 21 in a few days, and I often forget that I have a chronic disease. I don't like vegetables anyway, so sometimes, the it even plays in my favor. I was lucky and skipped straight to Remicade within days after being diagnosed. I've been on it ever since, making visits to the Cleveland Clinic every 5 weeks, and it's honestly my miracle drug. I wouldn't be where I'm at today without that tiny little bag of medicine or the wonderful doctors at the clinic. Ever have questions? Need advice about Crohn's or just want to talk about what a (literal) pain in the butt it is? I feel ya. I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to!

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