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Karla’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

Crohn’s disease, or simply known as inflammatory bowel disease, affects over 700,000 Americans. It is more common with people between the ages of 15 – 35 according to the CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America). However back in 1988 this illness affected me quite early. Then I was only …

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Karen’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

 My story is a real life horror story. My name is Karen, and I’ve been living with severe Crohn’s disease for 35 years. I have been allergic to all the medications that are used for the treatment of this horrible disease.  I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was a mere …

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Kresha’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

In 1997, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Colitis. The doctors couldn’t decide on one, so they called it both. I was 20, newly married and literally bleeding to death. In 1999, I had my first of several surgeries. Total colectomy with ileostomy. One and a half years later, I had my second …

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