NORTH DAKOTA HONORED HEROS
Marcus Stephenson &
Marcus is an inquisitive, friendly, sports-loving 11-year-old with a wicked sense of humor and endless energy. He was diagnosed with Crohn's August 13th, 2013 at age 7, about 3 months before his 8th Birthday.
Happy 8th Re-Birthday to Me: How May I Help You?”
I grew-up knowing that having a digestive disease meant living in a state of unknown. Experiencing life with my Grandpa Ed (who lived with Crohn’s Disease), hearing of his close calls, and visiting him in the hospital during flares, painted a detailed picture of this looming menace: Crohn’s Disease - that could appear at any moment and render the most strong, loving, funny, intelligent man - my grandfather - nearly helpless. (This is where Rachael's story takes a turn)