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Kids with IBD share what they want to do when they grow up. Physicians from the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss how IBD has become the most common chronic disease seen in gastroenterology and is fast becoming one of the most common pediatric diseases.
Life Uncommon is a video series about children and adolescents suffering from IBD and the professionals who care for them at the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Stephanie: I really want to be a singer.
Child 1: I want to be a professional golfer and stuff.
Child 2: Go to culinary school, become a chef, and open my own restaurant.
Robert N. Baldassano, MD: This disease is presenting itself at almost an astronomical rate.
Child 3: I play piano and flute, and I'm really interested in that. I was thinking about maybe going to Juilliard.
Aimee E. Christian, PhD: Okay. You know, you have been diagnosed with this disease. This is what we're going to do, and in six months you will be fine. It's not like that.
Child 4: Maybe I would want to do like animal experiments in space.
Child 5: I want to go to med school.
Steven M. Altschuler, MD: We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of patients who require care for that condition.
Child 6: When I grow up I want to go to a college and be a surgeon.
Child 7: I actually--I want to be a gastroenterologist.
Robert N. Baldassano, MD: It's become the most common chronic disease that we've seen in gastroenterology, and is becoming one of the most common diseases we have seen all of pediatrics.
Child 8: Just to get through school, get a job, and live a normal, happy life.
Music: Don't worry mother it'll be alright
And don't worry sister say your prayers
and sleep tight.
And it'll be fine, lover of mine
It'll be just fine.
Contact the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.