“I originally started SupportIBD as a Facebook page “Support Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis” back in 2010 after my diagnosis and just wanted to meet others with the disease and help them. Eventually, I realized that the page was becoming much bigger and was having more of an impact than I initially ever thought it would. The page opened up the opportunity for me to really start advocating for patients with IBD and more than that, I was able to really help and support patients with their IBD journey.” ~Aaron Blocker, SupportIBD.com
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“While Crohns may cause you to feel lonely and frustrated, there are actually millions of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals facing the same obstacles as you every single day. Join the CrohnsDisease.com community to share your own experiences and learn from others.”
Girls With Guts was created from a weekend get together of five young women (all at different stages with their IBD) from around the country who wanted to meet others like themselves. During the weekend, the women posted photos, tweets, and other updates about their experience, and the response was huge! Women across the nation (and the globe!) wanted to share in an experience like this. Girls With Guts is helping to establish a national support network that will aid women in their search for community, acceptance, and empowerment.
A team of beard growers competing in beard competitions around the world to raise money and awareness to support Crohns and Colitis.
I came across a video a while back of a beautiful girl named Shawn. Her positive attitude and gorgeous smile are infectious! She was just about to have surgery to get her J-Pouch. She is relatively new in the IBD community, but I’m sure she will inspire you. Please check out her website.
My dear friend Jacklyn runs this website. Her mission? To give hope to IBD patients everywhere. I love her positive attitude and her compassion. She lives with ulcerative colitis and is a true inspiration to everyone who is fighting a difficult battle.