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 Ulcerative Colitis in December 2012. After struggling with C-Diff infections for the next year, my doctors decided my entire colon had to be removed. I lived with an ileostomy for about 6 months but I'm now reconnected. I was on medical leave for an entire year but I'm finally ready to be a student again.
I had a pretty sever case of colitis, but I have a pretty thorough knowledge of treatments covering the whole spectrum of IBD.
Best advice: look at the silver linings. I'm a huge film fan, and for the past 6 months, I've probably watched like 150 movies.