Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Stories

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Crohn's Disease: Gabriella's Story

Gabriella holding a soccer ball

Gabriella’s IBD symptoms went from bad to worse, that’s when her family took her to CHOP. Today, she’s an energetic 10-year-old who enjoys sports.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Garrett

Garrett smiling

After his IBD diagnosis, Garrett couldn’t be far from a bathroom after eating. Now, he eats nonstop — his favorite food is chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream.

Crohn's Disease: Lacey's Story

Lacey smiling

Severe stomach pain brought Lacey to CHOP, where a doctor recognized her symptoms as IBD. She’s now a strong advocate for the need for more research.

Crohn's Disease: Eddie's Story


After a long journey to find an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment that worked long term, Eddie is able to focus on practicing his basketball technique.

Crohn’s Disease: Brandon's Story

Brandon has big dreams to be an actor or a scientist. His parents are overjoyed to see their son happy and engaged after struggling with Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s Disease: Kyle

Kyle’s Crohn’s disease used to keep him sidelined from his favorite passion — soccer. Treatment at CHOP and a new medication has him back in action.

Crohn’s Disease: Fiona's Story

Fiona, Walk for Hope ambassador

Fiona, 12, uses nutritional therapy to treat her inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She can now enjoy her favorite things without worrying about her IBD symptoms.