The latest issue of
Crohn'sAdvocate® spotlights the
heroes of the Crohn's disease
community - our readers - who
share their inspiring stories about
the patient community and
personal journeys for our
Speaking Up About Crohn's-
Passing the mic to our readers
It takes a village, especially for those managing an often
misunderstood disease like Crohn's. When we asked our
readers what they wanted to share and read in this issue,
we found many who are proud to tell their stories, even the
embarrassing ones, and be a part of the Crohn's
community. Also in this issue, learn about a patient
advocate and why she feels that speaking up can be a
game changer in the patient journey.
How do you share your
story? Hear from Crohn's
patients who are using
comedy, writing and film to
share their personal journeys
with Crohn's in creative
ways to increase education
Have you explored what your local
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of
America (CCFA) chapter has to
offer? CCFA provides resources for
education, research, involvement
and community support groups.
Visit www.ccfa.org to find resources
to help you make empowered
decisions about your health.
Are you newly diagnosed with Crohn's
disease and unsure where
to begin looking for help?
Crohn'sAdvocate readers recommend
keeping a daily diary of your
symptoms, writing questions in
advance, and asking your doctor about
local and online support groups to
make the most of your appointment.
Ben Morrison: Funnyman Ben Morrison explains why
you shouldn't even try to keep Crohn's to yourself.
Did You Know? Read about organizations that have
local chapters to support people with Crohn's.