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Sarah Choueiry Talks About Her Journey With Crohn’s

For those active in the Crohn’s blogging world, you’ve come across Sarah Choueiry at one point. Sarah is the amazing person behind the My Journey with Crohn’s blog, which recently became a non-profit!

Below, Sarah talks about her Crohn’s journey and how she came up with the idea for her foundation, as well as its goals.



February 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

Interview with Reid of Wanted: Crohn’s End

Earlier this week, I came across WANTED: Crohn’s End on Twitter and was intrigued by the name alone. After clicking to view the profile, I learned that there’s a person behind the Twitter handle- Reid Kimball- and an exciting project to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease and the alternative methods people try to treat it.

According to its website, WANTED: Crohn’s End is a documentary about empowered patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who use controversial alternative treatments when nothing else works. They have listened to their gut, and took a proactive approach to ending their condition despite mainstream medicine saying there is no cure.

Below, Reid answers questions about his journey with Crohn’s, the documentary, and how you can get involved.


February 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm 2 comments

Caring for Crohn’s Interviews Oak Park Behavioral Medicine

I recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Tiffany Taft and Stephanie Horgan of Oak Park Behavioral Medicine some questions for Caring for Crohn’s and I am very excited to share the interview with everyone.

From L to R, Dr. Tiffany Taft & Stephanie Horgan

From L to R, Dr. Tiffany Taft & Stephanie Horgan

Oak Park Behavioral Medicine, located in Oak Park, Illinois, specializes in working with adults and children living with chronic medical illnesses. Dr. Taft and Stephanie are experts in the psychology of digestive illnesses, including IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Eosinophilic GI diseases, but also treat patients with other chronic illnesses.

What’s even more unique about this practice aside from the focus on treating patients with chronic illness is that both Dr. Taft and Stephanie are fellow Crohnies!

Read on to hear about their practice and how they help improve the psychological health of IBDers.


January 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

Carrie Johnson: three time Olympian & Crohn’s patient

I was approached earlier this week by Crohn’s & Me to see if I was interested in interviewing any national advocates for Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. I jumped at the opportunity. But never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be interviewing three-time Olympic sprint kayaker Carrie Johnson.

I wrote briefly about Carrie prior to the Olympics. However, there is so much more to her story that I learned after talking with her for 30 minutes. So here is Carrie’s Crohn’s story, as told to me.


December 8, 2012 at 10:38 am 1 comment

UC Mom Chats with Caring for Crohn’s About Her Daughter’s Battle

Tara Blackburn is 27 years-old, a wife, and a mother of two adorable young girls, Alexis, 5, and Kyleigh, 2. On paper, it seems like her life is normal. However, two year ago, everything changed when her oldest was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.

Since the diagnosis, Alexis has been through numerous medications,  hospitalizations, and surgeries. Tara documents her journey caring for a young child with UC in her blog From a Mother’s Perspective.

While I have experience caring for a loved one with Crohn’s who is in his 20’s, I cannot imagine what it must be like to care for a young child with the disease. I was so excited when Tara agreed to answer a few questions for Caring for Crohn’s and tell us a little more about her life with Alexis and Ulcerative Colitis.


November 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

Ally Bain (of Ally’s Law) Chats with Caring for Crohn’s About Her Journey

Ally Bain is a rock star in the Crohn’s and UC world. We all know her for her work on creating Ally’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, which allows Crohnies access to employee-only restrooms during a medical emergency. She was even named one of Glamour magazine’s Top 10 College Women last year! Well, aside from working on getting that law passed in several states around the country, Ally is a recent college graduate who is in the process of applying to law school to study civil and disability rights.

Ally recently chatted with me about her Crohn’s journey. Check out her interview below!


November 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm 2 comments

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