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.

Trevor: Honored Hero

Trevor: Honored Hero

Throughout Trevor's entire professional hockey career, he's been battling UC.

Read Trevor’s Story

Jim Shmerling: Caregiver

Jim Shmerling's Story

I sometimes feel helpless as a father. I can’t take away her pain.

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Read More Stories

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

Jen Longley - Thankful for my icky guts!

Lakeysha Green - Living with UC

Grady Stewart - Dear World

Peter Vardakas Jr. - Life Changing Diagnosis

Grant DeArmond- One Day at a Time

Vickie McIntyre - Never Give Up

Yiceth Coy - My Crohn's Story

Jessica Martin- Crohn's is a Struggle

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



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