Very Early Onset IBD (VEO-IBD) Program Patient Stories
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Crohn's Disease: Gabriella's Story
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
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.
Very Early Onset IBD: Landen’s Story
Diagnosed with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) when he was only 18 months old, Landen is now responding well to treatment.
Very Early Onset IBD and Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Thomas’ Story
Thomas does karate and loves Lego robotics. With medication and a careful diet, he’s living an active life with IBD.
Crohn’s Disease: Matthew’s Story
Matthew’s problem was a mystery until he came to Children’s Hospital. After a diagnosis of Crohn’s, nutrition treatment has Matthew, 3, eating normally and thriving.
Crohn’s Disease and Pancreatitis: Adina’s Story
Adina loves singing and musical theater. She’s able to enjoy them more fully now that treatment for Crohn’s disease has reduced her stomach pains and nausea.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Makenzie’s Story
Makenzie suffered a terrifying illness when she was 7, a rapid decline in which she lost a quarter of her weight. With treatment at CHOP, she’s back to her healthy, happy self.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Brandon’s Story
Brandon ate his first real meal at age 17 — after a stem cell transplant to cure a rare genetic disease that had afflicted him throughout his childhood.
Rare Genetic Disease (NLRC-4): Olivia’s Story
Two-year-old Olivia, born with a rare genetic disease, beat the odds, thanks to a clinical trial at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Crohn’s Disease: Meredith’s Story
Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 6, Meredith's symptoms are under control with the help of her medical team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.