Georgia is 14 years old and is living with Crohn’s disease. In this video Georgia answers the questions of ‘how does Crohn’s affect what you eat?’, ‘what about stress?’, ‘how do you handle the pain?’, ‘what are the side affects of steroids?’, and ‘how do you just live life?’. Listen and watch as Georgia explains her situation and provides encouragement to others that are dealing with Crohn’s.

What Are the Different Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

The two most common types of IBD are called Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (say: ul-sur-uh-tiv keh-lye-tis).

Crohn’s disease most often develops where the small and large intestines meet and usually causes all layers of the intestinal wall to become sore, inflamed, and swollen. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, and anus.

Unlike Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis inflames only the inner lining of all or part of the colon and rectum. Sometimes, only the rectum is affected. In both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, inflammation may stick around for many years, flaring up over and over again.

The Coping Cart at Norton Children’s Hospital is designed to help ease children’s stress and anxiety.

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6 Comments

  • hi georgia:

    i was so impressed by your video. you are an amazing young lady. my daughter, who is almost 28 has had crohn’s disease since age 10. she just recently has had a bad flare up. your video will help many people – it’s awesome that you did this.

    my daughter is a nurse – so you are RIGHT – you can have a good life – she got thru nursing school, got married, and is going to have children soon.

    keep up the positive attitude!!
    love,
    karen

  • my daughter’s email is: steph10706@yahoo.com (not hotmail like i previously told you.

  • just found out that my 10year grandson has crohns disease. what can we expect and how sick will he be?

  • admin 6 years ago

    Thanks for the comment and sorry to hear about your grandson. Here is a good resource to learn a little bit more about Crohn’s Disease. http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?lic=407&dn=KosairChildrensHospital&article_set=22980&cat_id=137#cat20729 This will also be good for realizing the differences between inflammatory bowel diseases. Hope this helps!

  • Cathy 6 years ago

    You are a amazing young lady I am inspired by you Keep your head up and keep up the good work