I was diagnosed with UC in 2010. It was a year after my father died, it was 2 huge life changin events. Life was hard. My autoimmune disease took a toll on me especially the first year. After a year, I was in remission for 5 years. The best 5 years. I moved to California where I went to fashion school to persue my dreams. With my diease I conquered grieving, getting my BSW, moving to LA, getting my fashion degree, & starting my relationship with my now husband. Life was good thank God. I had the best support team, my family & friends. Fast forward to 2014 I married my best friend. Than life shifted again, my UC in 2016 came back & my journey started again. I now advocate for my journey.
Fort Lee, NJ
Just to give you a little about myself, I have been suffering with chronic ulcerative colitis for 9 years. After, exhausting all FDA approved medications, I had no choice but to have my 2 of 3 surgeries removing my colon/rectum & creating a j pouch. Last surgery Aug.9th aka no more ostomy bag. This journey has made me so passionate with advocating — Moniqua
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