Stories

1. Briefly describe how your patient journey began? My journey began when I spoke to my transplant surgeon two days after my kidney transplant. I asked him how long my new kidney would last. He said something like “if you take good care of your kidney and...

1. Briefly describe how your patient journey began? At the time, I was an active duty Marine Corps pilot on exchange with the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying F-18s.  The onset of my UC was relatively sudden - it progressed from a simple increased urgency, occasionally...

1. Briefly describe how your patient journey began? My patient journey began when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the beginning of my second season while playing in the NFL. I continued to play as my condition worsened until I collapsed on a team flight...

1. Briefly describe how your patient journey began? In October of 2011 I was a 22-year-old mom to a rambunctious 3-year-old toddler, a full-time dental assistant, and full-time dental hygiene student. I happened to have a Friday off of work and began experiencing sudden back pain. I thought...