Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Stories

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Crohn’s Disease: Kaylen’s Story

Kaylen smiling

Kaylen went through episodes when she would double over from abdominal pains. Now she’s back to her favorite activities, including soccer and baking.

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: Zachary’s Story


Nutritional therapy proved to be the key to treating Zachary’s Crohn’s disease and eventual remission. Now 18, he’s looking ahead to college symptom-free.

Crohn’s Disease: Jillian’s Story


After treatment for Crohn’s disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jillian has resumed competitive dancing and hopes to pursue a nursing career.

Ulcerative Colitis: William’s Story

William doing gymnastics outside

William manages his ulcerative colitis with medication and nutrition. With his condition under control, he has the energy to be a competitive gymnast.

Ulcerative Colitis: Noah's Story

Noah and his dad

When Noah was 11, ulcerative colitis drained his energy and threatened his life. Now 15, he has the energy and stamina to play on a basketball team.