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 junior 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 with colitis a little over a year ago in September of 2011. It was the beginning of my senior year of high school. I was put on asacol, which seemed to make it worse, so my dr. put me on prednisone, which I remained on for about 3 months. I then started getting remicade as I began to wean off the prednisone. Once I was stable, my dr. switched me to 6mp and allopurinol, which I've been on in remission for the last 10 months or so. Though I consider myself lucky, it has not been an easy year. I still get fatigued easily and I find it especially hard to eat healthily at school with all my dietary restrictions (I am also a vegetarian). Please sign my petition to help spread awareness. That's one of the best ways we can help ourselves. Thank you. http://www.change.org/petitions/spread-awareness-about-and-increase-funding-for-crohn-s-and-colitis