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Kira N.

  • School: Oberlin College
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
  • Hey! My name is Kira and I am a freshman at Oberlin College. I am studying neuroscience and Middle East and North African studies. My life with Crohn's began when I was 10 and since I was twelve I have been lucky enough to be in remission thanks to Humira. When I was younger, no one besides my family and doctor knew about my diagnosis. However after becoming involved with Get Your Guts in Gear, a 3 day charity bike ride that raises awareness for IBD, I saw adults living successful and happy lives with IBD. I began to learn more about being a teenager with IBD by reading blogs and articles. When I was 16, I attended Camp Oasis for the first time as a LIT (Leader in Training) and saw kids for the first time with CD or UC which made me realize how important support at a young age is for accepting Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis. I am now a part of the NCCL and love to talk about my experiences and hear about other's stories!

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