Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are the worst kinds of thieves. They break into your body and destroy your most beloved belonging, your health. They steal your confidence, and your ability to live a normal life. They lie when promising medications don’t work.
Ulcerative colitis stole a lot of things that I loved: friends, a job and most importantly, my health. But I am no longer a victim or a prisoner of this disease. Now, my misery has been replaced with compassion, an outlet to help others, and countless new friends who inspire me every day.