What ImproveCareNow is doing is cutting edge in the way that healthcare is delivered. As a mother, a daughter, a friend, and a public-health worker, I value ICN as I know it will impact the lives of many–not only those living with IBD, but many other conditions that can learn from how ICN has transformed [...]
When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease I felt alone and scared. Although I had the support of my family members and friends, I didn’t know anyone else with IBD and had no idea what questions to ask, let alone where to find answers. Only when I discovered the IBD community through online resources [...]
I support my daughter April!
I’ve had Crohn’s since I was 7. Through all the struggles, I’m now 18 and healthier and following my dreams!
My story is still happening, and probably will be for a long time. That’s why I care, because the story is never really over for any child with chronic illness.
When I was nine years old I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. This was back in 2003. So I have been a patient of IBD for the past ten years. I was diagnosed with a disease that my family and I never heard of. I ended up in the hospital for six weeks and had [...]
My health deteriorated over several years, with surgeries, specialists, and chronic clinic visits. The real problem was not uncovered by any of these, but rather by healthcare friends in social media who coincidentally had experienced similar symptoms and responses to treatments. That suggestion for a differential to explore from that broader community empowered both me [...]
My child is recently diagnosed with IBD and it was quite sudden with no previous indications of illness. We are committed to helping him overcome this illness and live his best life. But we realize that there is so much we don’t know. We want to learn and we want to help other families living [...]
Hi my name is Emma, I am a 4th year student at the University of Virginia and this is my story – The word ‘disease’ scared me. I was six years old, a gap-toothed second grader whose world flipped-upside down by more than just long division and chapter books. Little did I know back then [...]
I have a friend who was diagnosed with IBD, and I want to support her efforts in this because I can see how important it is to her and therefore how important it must be to everyone involved.