Frank Garufi Jr.

Patient Leader

My name is Frank Garufi Jr. and my 9 year old son, Domenic, has been battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( Crohn’s Disease ) since he was born. My mission is to make Inflammatory Bowel Disease a household name so that we can ease the suffering for my son and the five million people worldwide that suffer with it on a daily basis. I started The Crohn's Colitis Effect almost two years ago in order to raise awareness and educate the world about IBD. Through my website ( http://cceffect.org ), Google+, Facebook, and Twitter, I work to provide support for patients and help the world understand better what IBD patients go through. I also host a monthly internet show called The IBD Round Table Discussion. Together with Sara Ringer ( Inflamed and Untamed ), Christina Matthies ( Living Sick ), and Sarah Choueiry ( The Crohn's Journey Foundation ) we talk about topics and information that not only help those struggling with IBD on a daily basis, but also give those who wish to understand more about IBD a place to learn.

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Advocating for Another

Winner

Best in Show: Google+

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Google+ Advocating for Another

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Community
Frank Garufi Jr.

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