• Young People’s Stories


    Below are some thoughts from young sufferers.

    If you have a story related to living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and would be happy for us to publish it on this page please contact us here  with the details.

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    12.04.17 Living with Ulcerative Colitis as a young person

    Your IBD journey is a rollercoaster, just keep riding it.   I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis age 13, had emergency surgery to remove my colon (ending up with a stoma bag), then three more lots of surgery age 14/15. I no longer have a stoma bag but still suffer symptoms of IBD. – IBD […]

    Natalia is a young CICRA member who kindly shares her story of living with Crohn’s Disease.
    Scott is 15 years old and has Ulcerative Colitis …..
    Claire-Marie is 13 years old, lives in Norfolk and has Crohn’s Disease, read her story …..
    Josh is 12 years old, lives in Leeds and has recently been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC).
    Abbi is 16 years old and suffers from Crohn’s Disease.
    Rebecca suffers from Ulcerative Colitis and this is how she feels when she is poorly.
    Harry a young CICRA member who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, wrote the following poem:-
    Eliza is 19 years old and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when she was 13:-
    Susanna is 10 years old and suffers from Indeterminate Colitis, she recently wrote this poem.