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Author Image maceycabana
Joined Nov 29, 2017

My name is Macey Cabana and I am a junior at Lincoln High School. For graduation we must complete a research project, it... read more

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Author Image NessBoring
Joined Nov 2, 2017

Finding a way

Hey there! My name is Vanessa and I’m an ulcerative colitis warrior. I was diagnosed in 2014. I was going to a doc... read more

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Author Image Pupvyger
Joined Oct 29, 2017

Crohns and HIV

I'm 29 years old. For as long as I can remember I've had abdominal issues. I even went through extensive testing... read more

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Author Image lionorfox
Joined Oct 29, 2017

Physicality and self expr...

I am a 33 year old professional athlete, aerialist and visual artist. I was diagnosed at age 20, small intestine resecti... read more

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Author Image Ellen Bridgewat
Joined Oct 19, 2017

Feeling better

Hi!  My name is Ellen Bridgewater. I am 57 years young. I have lived/suffered from Crohn's for the past 44 year... read more

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Author Image JesseBrenner
Joined Oct 23, 2017

Sometimes Weakness is a S...

  We were down by 3 with about 5 seconds left in the game against our biggest rivals. With a team depending on me,... read more

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Author Image mariagasp
Joined Oct 17, 2017

Newly Diagnosed with IBD

Hi, my name is Maria. I am 17 years old, and in August of this year (2017) I found out that I have ulcerative colitis, j... read more

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Author Image adesnick
Joined Oct 10, 2017

The Amazing Ways the Bicy...

Interesting that exercise isn't a choice under "topic". Here is why it should be. https://www.youtube.c... read more

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Author Image Jkahmar1
Joined Oct 10, 2017

A struggle for months

Hello! My name is Jessica. I am 18 years old and I am a Freshman in college. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in ... read more