Hi! My name is Kathryn and I am a senior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In school, I am studying Sociology and Strategic Communications, hoping to join Teach For America after I graduate.
As everyone on NCCL can attest, I love my Horned Frogs and bleed purple! My hometown is Memphis, where my family still lives. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2001 when I was in 5th grade. Like most other IBD patients, I have had my fair share of steroids and immunosuppressants which have helped me reach remission today. Increasing awareness about IBD and providing information to patients is really important to me because, when I was diagnosed, I had never heard of the disease and knew no one to talk to!
Being part of the NCCL has empowered me to fight this disease and I am so thankful for the incredible people I have met through the council. I hope you will take action today to help do your part to spread awareness for Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis!