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...
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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’m Julie, a senior nursing major at Villanova University, from Bethesda, MD. I’ve been involved with the CCFA for five years, since my diagnosis with Crohn’s as a junior in high school. I’m involved in both the...
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