Kohl’s GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center Patient Stories

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Celiac Disease: Mikayla’s Story


Mikayla, 16, is a competitive gymnast and coaches younger children. Diagnosed with celiac disease in eighth grade, she has adapted to her new diet.

Celiac Disease: Shane's Story

Shane waterskiing

Shane, 9, and his family have adapted to a gluten-free lifestyle after his diagnosis of celiac disease at 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: 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: Jackson’s Story

Crohn's disease patient, Jackson

Jackson, 15, loves to perform on stage. He’s able to perform with full energy thanks to treatment for IBD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.