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.
Hey all, I'm Matt. I go to school at The George Washington University and I'm a biology major. I was diagnosed with UC in March 2011 during my sophomore year. After a hard-fought battle and a rough experience with UC, I needed surgery to remove my colon in December 2011. I ended up missing my junior year, but after multiple surgeries and a long recovery, I was able to return to college in the Fall of 2012. Currently, I'm finishing up my junior year and still learning the ropes on how to live with a J-Pouch. I'm looking forward to getting more into Crohns and Colitis awareness, and I'd love to meet other young people who have dealt with IBD or are still battling it. Feel free to email, facebook, or tweet me and I'd love to chat.