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You'll want to know about your options. Listen to college students living with Crohn's (this link takes you to the IBD U website).

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Share your IBD experiences to encourage and empower someone else. Submit your story here.

Submit Your Story

Everybody's IBD experience is different. Sharing your story, whether in words or on video, can empower you and encourage someone else. Do you have something inspirational, hopeful, or positive to say about dealing with IBD?

Your video or story (or poem, or song lyrics, or...?) must depict what it's like having UC or Crohn's disease. Please don't include objectionable content (explicit language, profanity, nudity, violence, drug/alcohol references, etc. ... you know what we mean!). You can also submit a photo with your written submission (same rules apply).

Tell us what it's like to live with UC and Crohn's -- the ups, downs and all arounds -- and share your survival tips with other teens.

Be honest, be creative, be funny, be serious, be YOU. What are you waiting for? Tell us your story!


*Your personal contact information (including e-mail address) will remain private and confidential on ucandcrohns.org. To get in touch with fellow teens dealing with UC and Crohn's, please join our partner site, Starbright World, at http://www.starbrightworld.org - an online community for seriously ill teens and their siblings to communicate, share stories, chat, and offer support to one another.  Please do not post personal contact info in your story entry.


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