Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Stories

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Crohn's Disease: Emily's Story

Emily holding a basketball

Emily has passions for basketball and softball. She excels at sports while managing Crohn’s disease with the help of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Crohn's Disease: Will's Story

Will in his basketball uniform

Will, 12, has a very complicated form of Crohn’s disease. His symptoms are under control thanks to the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Crohn’s Disease: Carter’s Story

Carter smiling

Carter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 5. With nutrition treatment, he’s growing again and back to playing his favorite game: basketball. 

Crohn’s Disease: David’s Story

Jeffrey and Nancy Fine

David came to CHOP as a teen to manage his Crohn’s. His parents now co-chair the Family Research Council, which supports research at the IBD Center.

Crohn’s Disease: Ella’s Story

Ella smiling in a halloween costume

After years of pain and stilted growth due to her then-undiagnosed Crohn's disease, Ella is now receiving treatment, and growing taller and stronger.

Crohn’s Disease: Emily’s Story

Emily IBD patient outside smiling at boathouse row

Emily is an energetic teenager. She’s able to better enjoy her passions like acting thanks to treatment for her Crohn’s at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


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