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.
Major: International Business and Economics, minors in Spanish and Leadership Studies
Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
My name's Nicole and I'm a sophomore at UNCW on the southeast coast of North Carolina. I'm a beach bum from Jersey (Marlboro during the school year, Avon in the summers), so it was only natural that even hundreds of miles away I'd stay at the shore. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 8 and started going to Camp Oasis in Kintnersville a few years later. I've spent five summers there, and it changed my life. The people I've met through the CCFA and through camp are constant reminders that my disease is not a crutch or an excuse for mediocrity. I have watched so many people I have so much respect for do amazing things that they were told their IBD would stop them from doing. I am so lucky to be healthy enough to go to a school I love far from my doctors and my family, so I make sure I use my obstacles to make me stronger and more capable than I ever could be without them. My curse is my blessing - as much as UC sucks sometimes, I'm so thankful for all of the great things it's brought into my life.