Patient Stories

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Crohn's Disease: Lacey's Story

Lacey smiling

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.