Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's walk for a cure. In this video, participants talk about how these diseases have affected their lives, and why they're taking steps toward a future without them.
Living with IBD is difficult, and I have learned that honesty and openness, and trusting friends and family, will help me live with this disease.
My experience with Crohn’s disease has been anything but typical. The disease was discovered not because I showed symptoms, but because in seventh grade when I got my appendix out, doctors happened to discover an inflammation in the same area. After several tests, Crohn's was diagnosed, but the disease remained in a dormant state until November of eleventh grade, when it flared...
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Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC
Take Steps is the CCFA of America’s largest fundraising event. We raise funds and awareness while we come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken toward cures!
The support and advice from other teens fighting IBD is exactly what could have lifted my morale.
I am a junior nursing major at Villanova University, and I am from Bethesda, MD. I’m involved in both the Washington D.C. and Philadelphia chapters. The past four years, I have participated in the DC chapter’s Take Steps walk, which is one of my favorite awareness and fundraising events. I also participated in my first Day on the Hill in May, where we lobbied to congressmen and...
I am proud to say I am living a healthy and normal college life, well as normal as any IBD patient can have, and am so grateful to be where I am today.
My name is Monica Johnson and I am currently a sophomore electrical engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin. I was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Allen,TX when I was seven years old. I have a younger sister who's 15 and a younger brother who's 9.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was just 5...
Well i have Colitis, i was diagnosed right after I graduated high school. The disease spread soo fast that I had my colon removed 3 months after diagnosis. Went thru a lot of hellish and scary times ( but who hasnt?!). Had an ostomy for almost 2 years. multiple surgeries finally to get my Jpouch! Now im experiencing life with a Jpouch and problems that are arising with it. Other than all that, I am down to earth, love going to music festivals! I love working out, hanging with friends and family, going to concerts, eating good food, and being on the beach/lake or anything outdoors. Just living the college life right now, looking forward to being healed and graduating with Business degree next year or so! Definitely looking forward to making new UC and crohns friends and help each other in any way that we can :))