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...

Meet Natalie.

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: I’m a 25-year-old newlywed from Michigan, with moderate Crohn’s and Proctitis. I’m pretty open about having IBD, and a lot of people know me as being active and healthy, with a love of traveling and cooking. But mo...

This is a transcribed interview that took place in person with Mary Steinke. Her son, Peter, was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 16.

Q: What was it like leading up to his diagnosis?

A: I knew that something was wrong with him and it was going on for a long, lo...

I’ve been dating Peter for just over a year now. Well, actually, we're engaged. A few months after we started dating, he started flaring. He went from telling me his surgery was no big deal and just for a ‘Crohn’s thing’ to telling me pretty much everything—possibly to...


Crohn’s/Colitis since 2013.

Q: What’s style of music do you play?

A: I play metal/hardcore music. I guess the most accurate term would be “Progressive deathcore” due to the amount of technicality and overall heaviness of the music.

Q: What’s your band’s name?


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