I started writing Colitis Ninja™ for therapeutic reasons… it wasn’t long before I noticed that the little ninja wasn’t just helping me, but she was helping many others learn how to cope with IBD. She became a symbol of hope and helped put a face on the invisible battle that millions of people fight every day.
Rather than encouraging people to feel sorry for us, Colitis Ninja™ seeks to inspire others. Our strength comes from our battles, and this is something to be admired not pitied. We can and will overcome our diseases… if not by total healing, by learning how to cope and adjust our lives. We can find happiness and hope despite our struggle.
Colitis Ninja™ seeks to raise awareness for all aspects and classifications of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis, etc.). We need to show the world what it’s like to live with these wretched diseases. They aren’t just “poop diseases.”People with IBD are in a daily battle, yet they go through life attempting to be “normal.”
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About the Founder
The Girl Behind the Mask
Amber became a ninja in 2011 when she began her battle with ulcerative colitis. In 2013, her colondeclared an all out war against her. She began documenting the adventures of the Colitis Ninja and her battle with Toxic Megacolon and his ilk in March of 2014. After a year-long flare in April of 2014, Amber destroyed her evil, rebellious colon and has been sporting a happy, healthy j-pouch since July of 2014. She has made it her personal mission to support others living with IBD, raise awareness and continue battling for those who are silently fighting a vicious disease that no one knows about.
Amber is married to author D.M. Elder of the Zyndervyne series, and is pregnant with their first child. She also has two fur babies. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Mr. Darcy, for short) and Bram Stoker, who are both cats.