Vern Laine

Patient Leader

My name is Vern and I'm from British Columbia, Canada. I have been living with Crohn's Disease since 1988 when I was 20 years old. I started writing my blog, Crohns - Leaving The Seat Down, in 2009 as a diary of sorts for myself. Since then, its developed into place for me to vent, inform and laugh at a disease that is a lot more than just my bowels. I hope that my blog helps some of the newly diagnosed in some way and bring a smile to those of us IBD "vets"

Nominations

Hilarious Patient Leader Best in Show: Blog

Vernon has maintained a wry sense of the ridiculous for over 30 years; and, in doing so, has brought a sense of belonging and relief to thousands of fellow sufferers. His blog has been awarded before and despite all odds, he continues to keep a fantastic perspective on suffering through Crohns disease.  — Colin

His "You Might Be A Crohnie If" section is funny and honest  — Richard

Vern has a hilarious and often dark sense of humor about his 30 year long journey with crohns and always puts a smile or giggle on your face despite the crap he goes through.  — Eileen

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Hilarious Patient Leader Best Kept Secret

Finalist

Best in Show: Blog

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Hilarious Health Activist Best in Show: Blog

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Facebook
Vern Laine

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