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November 28, 2017

When I’m not feeling well, it can be hard to take care of me AND all of the responsibilities that I take on, including parenting two young boys.  Because chronic illness requires a life-long dedication, I don’t always have the option to ask for help when things get a l...

November 11, 2017

My experience managing chronic illness changed forever when I met my first “chronic-friend.”  She was beautiful and confident and looked to be

about my age.  We connected immediately when our paths crossed at my first job out of college.  Within hours of meeting, s...

October 24, 2017

Symptoms can manifest slowly.  Or, they can rear their ugly head with a shocking strength that would throw even the most steady-footed individuals into a spiral that feels unending.  I remember quite vividly what I’ve dubbed as “the last morning of normalcy” (Or rather...

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For nearly a decade, I've managed life with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of the digestive tract. As a young woman, symptoms appeared one day, and they wouldn't be tamed for years.  While the disease hasn't stopped me from living my life, its appearance has altered my course; sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. I'm passionate about sharing my experience to support others.  

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