Stories shared by the autoimmune disease community, meant to support each other through our journeys.

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Mark K.

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 13. Dealing with Crohn’s was a major step in my transition to adulthood. Suddenly, my priorities changed. My thoughts transitioned from the here and now to my future. I became involved in a national advocacy group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. As a team captain, I have led annua...

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Lisa W.

I was diagnosed the summer I was turning 40. What a way to turn 40, huh? Over the years, I had always questioned certain things like why was I always so cold, why my fingers were turning colors and becoming numb and why I had problems digesting food. I had been a smoker for years and I really loved smoking. If someone would ask me if I wanted to q...

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