Our Stories

These special people inspire us with laughter and wisdom. Read their personal stories — or share one of your own.


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Author Image madisonflyte
Joined Oct 12, 2020

Overcoming an Invisible D...

I have been battling with Ulcerative Colitis for almost 6 years now when I was diagnosed at age 17 as a senior in high s... read more

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Author Image Magmil84
Joined Nov 22, 2020

Ostomy bag blues

On December 1st of this year I will be admitted into Tampa General Hospital to have a proctocolectomy and a colosto... read more

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Author Image ConnorHanks28
Joined Oct 20, 2020

Connor Hanks My Story

I am 15 years old. When I am not in school I like to play basketball, baseball and sometimes football. My favorite subje... read more

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Author Image cdm
Joined Oct 10, 2020

From colitis to crohns

  I never I wanted to tell my story but lately being thinking I should. I am Cody Gottschalk a 30 year old male who... read more

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Author Image Smattacchione
Joined Sep 8, 2020

My life with Crohns Disea...

At 10 years old I started getting sick, showing symptoms like blood and mucous in my stool, extreme abdominal pain, vomi... read more

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Author Image monicalabadia
Joined Aug 18, 2020

Living Well with Ulcerati...

Hi everyone! My name is Monica and I have ulcerative colitis. I am managing my symptoms through diet, energy work, and m... read more

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Author Image Olika1234
Joined Jul 28, 2020

Stoma at sixteen

Hi I’m Ollie, just turned 16 years old and I was diagnosed with Colitis in Jan 2020 and six weeks ago I had major ... read more

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Author Image Afink1103
Joined Jul 17, 2020

My Childhood IBD Story

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was two years old and recently graduated college. In the link below is a ... read more

My fix collagenous coliti...

Author Image TMWhite01
Joined Jun 9, 2020

I had uncontrolabe diarreha for six weeks before my first colonoscopy in January 2010.  Dr. tried antidiarreha med ... read more