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.
I am currently a Junior at John Carroll University and am majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Psychology. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 8 years old and was sick with it three years before that. I have been incredibly lucky with my disease because it has never fully flared since my diagnosis. It has been caught only a few times before a full flare up. Even though I have been lucky, I still realize how difficult and unpredictable the disease can be. I have done research on a new diagnostic method for Crohn's when I was a Junior in high school and would love to continue research during medical school. Having Crohn's has allowed me to appreciate the health I have and not take it for granted. I try my best to go to the gym every day and eat healthy. Having Crohn's disease has only fueled my fascination of the human body and I hope to contribute to the research that is being done on Crohn's and Colitis. Hopefully someday we will have a cure.