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A Soldiers return to form

In December of 2017 I fell ill, prior to that I was fit as can be and exercised 6 days a week. I dreamed of being on stage competing in physique shows. I accomplished that dream and wanted more, all to fall ill just a short month later. As I grew even sicker my wife

Cycling with two stomas

Danny is 44 years old and lives in Rhoon, in the Netherlands. He struggled for years with Ulcerative Colitis. In January of 2013, he underwent an endoscopy. During the procedure, several areas of inflammation were detected, although there seemed to be no reason for alarm. But his symptoms continued, and in April Danny went back

Surfing with an ileostomy bag – PART ONE

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at just 7 years of age. Initially I was diagnosed with giardia, however my symptoms continued to get worse, therefore I was referred to a gastroenterologist in Brisbane. After further investigation I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. It was difficult to understand and what this meant for my future. Some

Surfing with an ileostomy bag – PART TWO

In 2011, I became a National Ambassador for Crohn’s & Colitis Australia and have spoken about my story at charity events, luncheons, youth camps, and Parliament House. When I was diagnosed there didn’t seem to be as many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and having someone to talk about it with who could relate