I am a 20 year old college student. I attend the University of South Alabama and major in Therapeutic Recreation. I absolutely love life and love to have fun. I have high energy and go non stop. I am known for being super busy and extremely involved. I love to be active and am very much a people person. I am know as the social butterfly of the family that does not stop talking.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease during Spring Semester of my freshman year. I am new to the disease and learning to handle it. I have already gone through a failed attempt of steroid treatment, a bowel resectioning, and am currently on Remicade and 6 MP. I honestly do not know what remission feels like because the doctors are actively working to get my Crohn's under control. I look forward to the day when I can eat many of the foods I currently miss.
I have not allowed Crohn's to stop me from living life. I am still very active in my school, community, and church. I look forward to using my Crohn's story to help others and to connect with others that have my same condition.