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 Health Activist Health Activist Hero Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Facebook Hilarious Patient Leader Best in Show: Blog

Finalist

Best in Show: Blog

This blog is one of the best I have seen that allows a 'pain-sufferer' to voice humourously issues and ideas that encourage and envigorate fellow sufferers. Each post has a light-beam that shines issues with a smile. Thanks Vernon!  — Colin

Humorous and informative. “You might be a crohnie “ is a must read.

For all that he has experienced (he would not accept my using "...suffered..." his great Blog page is always upbeat with a positive "twist", comment, or tale that must bring a smile to all other "Crohnies".

Humorous and informative. The “You might be a crohnie” is a must read.

Although Vernon has lived through major traumas in the past 32 years, he never gives in; he is able to see through the pains to share a 'brighter' perspective for everyone.  — Colin

Informative and funny

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

He's lived with this a long time. Admire him to speak out and to put out a great blog.

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

Makes me laugh even though he's struggling sometimes as well; he's got a great attitude and outlook.  — 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

This blog cuts through the pain to give encouragement to all sufferers of Crohn's disease. Whatever the day this blog shines a light to brighten everything.  — Helen

Vern Laine

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