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MEET SAM: SOON-TO-BE STOMA NURSE WITH A STOMA.

Sam is a Registered Nurse (RN), and has been for over 12 years. She has worked on a surgical ward for the majority of that time, caring for patients with new and pre-existing stomas.

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I did have an advantage going into my su...

I thought I would do this post a little bit differently, by beginning with a short introduction. I made the mistake of reading Jennifer's story for the first time on a lengthy commute on public transit--a less than appropriate place to be welling up, if you ask me! Bef...

MEET JEMMA. She's 27 years old. She had served 7 years in the Australian army when she was diagnosed with acute ulcerative colitis 2 years ago. Within 8 weeks of her diagnosis, she had to undergo emergency surgery for a total colectomy and ileostomy. Jemma was medicall...

 "Did something turn your world InsideOut? Me too…"

MEET ERIN. She is a 36 year old ileostomate, and creator of Insideout Ostomy Life.

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Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006 and, even with a myriad of medications and we...

MEET WIEKE: "Ileostomy Crohn's Princess"

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, although the symptoms started a few years prior. After that, I never had a year where I was completely symptom free. Every y...

Greetings IBD Patients!

My name is Bianca Hernandez and I am a 17 year old ulcerative colitis patient. I am also the founder of "GO" Free.  It is a huge honor to be sharing my story on Crusade for Crohn's and Colitis.  I hope my story serves as true look at how you can...

My fiancé has been struggling to keep a job with the full-time job of managing his Crohn’s Disease. It’s a relevant concern for our future together. Will we be able to afford rent on a single income? It got me thinking: Peter and I aren’t the only ones in this situatio...

It only makes sense that my mental health was declining as much as my physical health.

In December 2014, I was rapidly diagnosed with a severe form of ulcerative colitis (UC), specifically ulcerative pancolitis--a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that affects th...

The following interview with anonymous took place via email.

Q: Tell me about your family.

A:  I am a mother of two gorgeous teenagers, ages 15 and 17. I am so proud of my children. My son wants to be a chef and has been accepted at every college he applied to. My daught...

Meet Mary and her husband, Chris. Chris has Crohn's Disease.

Q: Tell me a little bit about you and your husband.

A: Chris and I first locked eyes five years ago at college. Chris was in the second year of his Masters program studying medieval history and I was a junior g...

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