Emily Parris (The Rollin Colon)

Patient Leader

After coming home from my emergency total colectomy I was left scared, overwhelmed and every emotion you could imagine. I was lost. Luckily, I had an amazing support system. My mind then turned to the patients who don't. I then felt compelled to offer support to patients whose families and friends don't understand, can't support them or just need additional help. While The Rollin Colon was motivated by my ostomy surgery, I hope to impact any chronic illness patient feeling those same emotions I did. My Youtube channel first started as beauty and fashion, but when my life changed so did my platform. I now share videos raising awareness and offering advice on living with chronic illnesses.

Location

Dayton, OH

Nominations

Best in Show: Youtube

I struggle with mental health quite a bit and she has helped me so much. She is amazing at not only raising awareness for UC but for mental health in general. She's a strong and beautiful woman and role model. She deserves all the praise!

I can’t begin to put into words how happy I am to have found Emily’s channel. I am so incredibly inspired by her. Although we don’t know each other personally I feel so connected to her from watching her videos. I am so proud of how far she has come and everything she has achieved. She has educated, encouraged and inspired so many people.  — Sally

Emily Parris (The Rollin Colon)

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