Stories of IBD Heroes

Our heroes demonstrate true strength and courage when they open up about their lives and share their IBD journeys. The following stories are meant to inspire and empower you and remind our patients that they are never truly alone.

Lauren: Patient

Lauren: Patient

To say I was shocked would be an understatement.

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Taylor: I thought it was the end!

Taylor: I thought it was the end!

My life is far from over and I am kicking butt.

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Browse stories of other patients, family members, and caregivers. Be inspired. Feel empowered.

Bryce Solinger-Never give up on your dreams

Sammi Rosen-Lawlor- Sammi's Gutsy Life!

Ben - The Strongest Kid I Know

Taylor McGoldrick - I thought it was the end!

Nancy DiVirgilio - Mom'fight

Brandi Kitchens - My UC Story

Emily Morgan - IBD & Me

Melinda Sapaugh - The Silver Lining

Carinne Woodworth - Our Love Story

Lucas Sokolik - IBD Warrior

Lucy Luabe- On a mission for CURES

Jenny Zouroudis - Valentine's Day

Aubrey Salyers - My Crohn's Story

Regan Brooks - Colorado & Crohn's 

Nicole McCarthy - My Daughter, My Hero

Janelle Kostas - 10 Courageous Years

Celine Delaronde - Celine's Story

Jessica Poitevin - Sofia's Story

Lisa Brodeur - My Journey

Debbie Dennis - Overcame Crohn's

Lynne Jones - 1 Day at a Time

Bianca Hernandez - GOing Free

Andraa Rosenberger - Andraa's Story

Kristen Acker - Growing Up

Peggy Johnson - 22 years and counting

Michael Evans - A Battle, Small & Large Bowel Transplant

Jack Hatten - Tales of Middle School Crohn's

John Barbetti - Rion's Story

Jessica Gale - Our Dad - Still Our Inspiration

Jim Shmerling - A Father's Dedication

Trevor Smith - Trevor Smith's Story

Paul Larochelle - Paul Larochelle's Story

Dave Roberts - Dave Robert's Story

Carla Lassiter- I Am Not My Diagnosis

Hiro Zeoli- Our Daughter & Hero Miss Emi

Laura Steiner- Life is a Journey!

Tammy Kushin- Cole's Crohn's

Rachel Cogan- Pregnancy and UC

Sarah Woodruff- A Sympathetic Nurse

Jennifer Trosclair- My Gastrointestinal Journey

Brett Nemeth- Colitis Almost Cost Me MY LIFE!

Myra Washington- The Bravest Person I Know