2019 Ambassadors

Brandon
Brandon

Brandon’s mom jokes that he’ll grow up to be either an actor or a scientist. Whatever he ends up doing, his parents are overjoyed to see their son happy and engaged after struggling with IBD.

Clarice
Clarice

Clarice, 17, shares her story with others to remove the stigma surrounding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Eddie
Eddie

After an arduous journey to find an IBD treatment that worked long-term and didn’t give him unacceptable side effects, Eddie is able to focus on practicing his basketball technique.

Fiona
Fiona

Fiona keeps her IBD symptoms under control through nutritional therapy. She’s now enjoying her favorite hobbies and thinking of turning her love of animals into a career.

Garrett
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.

Katie
Katie

IBD used to keep Katie sidelined from her beloved dance lessons. After treatment at CHOP, Katie is energetically dancing again.

Kaylen
Kaylen

Kaylen went through episodes when she would double over from stomachs pains. Now she’s back to her favorite activities, including soccer and baking.

Kyle
Kyle

Kyle’s Crohn’s disease used to keep him sidelined from his favorite passion – soccer. A new medication has him back in action.

Lacey
Lacey

Severe stomach pain brought Lacey to CHOP’s Emergency Department, where a doctor finally recognized her symptoms as IBD. She’s now a strong advocate for the need for more research.

Max
Max

As a very independent kid and “a big ham,” 12-year-old Max isn’t letting his Crohn’s disease dampen his big personality.

 

2018 Ambassadors

Jillian
Jillian

After treatment for Crohn’s disease, Jillian has resumed competitive dancing and hopes to pursue a career in nursing.

Landen
Landen

Diagnosed with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) when he was only 18 months old, Landen is now responding well to treatment and is thriving.

Paige
Paige

After being diagnosed and treated for IBD, Paige is now growing, thriving and dancing competitively.

Sydney
Sydney

With medication and nutritional therapy at CHOP, Sydney has transformed from a very sick toddler to a thriving pre-teen.

Ty
Ty

Surgery at CHOP gave Ty his first real relief from stomach pain since his Crohn’s disease started.

William
William

Finding the right combination treatment was key to helping William bounce back from his ulcerative colitis.

Zachary
Zachary

Nutritional therapy proved to be the key to treating Zachary’s Crohn’s disease and eventual remission.