Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) Patient Stories
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Gastroparesis: Madison’s Story
CHOP’s doctors listened carefully, and a gastroparesis patient who was once sidelined by pain and anxiety is now running long-distance races.
Celiac Disease: Justyna's Story
With help from the Center for Celiac Disease, 8-year-old Justyna can maintain a busy schedule including acting, modeling and school.
Encopresis: Brayden's Story
Brayden struggled with severe constipation and encopresis for years before he got treatment to manage his condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Gastroparesis: Akil's Story
After severe GI symptoms hospitalized 13-year-old Akil, motility experts at CHOP diagnosed him and developed an individualized treatment plan.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Garrett
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
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.
Ulcerative Colitis Second Opinion: Clarice's Story
Clarice, 17, shares her story with others to remove the stigma surrounding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).