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.
I am a senior at Emory University double majoring in Chemistry and Psychology and getting ready to apply for medical school. At Emory, I am the current Chief of Operations for Emory EMS, a Chemistry TA, a part of the sailing team, and a member of...
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 junior electrical engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin. I am involved in several engineering groups on campus and love to explore Austin in my free time.
I was diagnosed in 2001. When I went to college, at first I thought it was my opportunity to have a clean slate: nobody had to know I had Crohn's disease. However, in my first week of college I met…we'll call her Jane. And Jane had Crohn's Disease. And Jane had never met anybody her age with Crohn's Disease. So, I decided from that point on that it is important to share my story, to spread the word (proudly) that "I have Crohn's disease!", and to help strengthen the strongest support network I've had: the CCFA. Also, I'm a Leo, actually adore long walks along the beach, also have that fibro thing, and love knitting/crafting/netflix (because, who doesn't?).