The Stolen Colon | Stephanie

Patient Leader

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Blog Best Kept Secret

Stephanie constantly works at helping to educate the world on matters of Crohn's Disease and living with an Ostomy.  — Frank

Stephanie' journey through Crohn's disease has already helped countless people suffering through an 'unmentionable' disease. She helps people connect with lots of resources as they search for the way to live with this disease.  — Linda

I have learned so much and have been greatly inspired by Stephanie's blog. She has the spirit of excellence and therefore should be voted Best In Show!  — Ava

At a very vain age of 47 I was diagnose with diverticulitis and in June they removed 18 inches of my colon. Two days after the surgery they discovered a leak in which I had another surgery that left me with a temporary ileostomy. over the next five weeks I was very ill losing 77 pounds when along the way I found Stephanie's' Blog, she help through it and gave me hope, this proved to be healing so on 11/21 this Thursday I am having reversal surgery. She brought me from not being able to look at my ileostomy to owning it. I worked out, tanned and traveled everything I thought I couldn't do, her inspiration help me overcome my life's to date biggest obstacle. I am her biggest fan. Lorie Commerce, TX  — Lorie

I have known Stephanie all her life. Regardless of her struggles when she was young until now, she has shown uncanny faith, grit and determination...even graduating with honors from UNC Chapel Hill. She has taken the initiative to promote awareness and support for those with crohn's disease. I myself have ulcerative colitis and IBS. I know her struggles taxed her to the limit...her courage faith and love have made her a first rate overcomer and a wonderful wife to her devoted husband, Jarred. She is a faithful advocate, and an inspiration to thousands.  — Arden

Stephanie's blog is truly an inspiration on how to overcome health challenges in your life. She writes with grace, wit, and humor. She is honest and raw about her disease and she proves that you can do anything you set your mind to do no matter your health limitations.  — Kathy

Stephanie is an inspiration to those around her. I admire her strength and drive throughout such difficult times. She has made the best of a stressful and difficult situation and continues to share her story to help others.  — Deborah

Stephanie's blog is amazing! I love reading all her updates and see how she lives beautifully with an Ostomy. I also have an ostomy, and Stephanie has def inspired me this year in all that she does.  — Lori

I look forward to reading her blog everyday. Her strength and courage are so inspiring. It's truly a blessing to know her and I can't wait to see what's next for this incredibly amazing woman.  — Megan

Stephanie has been a fighter for her own health for a long time. Her acceptance of her disease and her willingness to help others through her blogs is inspirational.  — Rosemarie

Stephanie is a dedicated IBD advocate, wife, mother and ostomate. Her blog contains excellent information for those living with Crohn's disease and an ostomy.  — Ryan

I knew nothing about this disease and Stephanie has put a face to the challenges. She manages to share her experiences in an upbeat and positive way that dispels fear and shares hope of a normal life to those afflicted.  — Loretta

She's amazing! She's gone through a tremendous amount of difficulty in her short life and has come out stronger through each challenge. And now she's writing about all she's faced and she's doing it without reservation. She's my hero!  — Karen

Stephanie inspires people with IBD all over the Country. I work for the CCFA and I use her blog and social media posts often to help others with IBD. Our followers like, relate to and are inspired by the posts that I share from Stephanie's blog and/or social media sites. She shares selflessly and deserves to know how much it helps others.  — Elizabeth

Stephanie raises questions and discusses topics that she has intimate knowledge of as a patient & gives very real world information & answers. Crohn's & UC are hard diseases to talk about, she makes them easy & real. She is relatable & an open book for fellow patients & caregivers. Stephanie advocates for each person to do what is best for them.  — Elizabeth

The Stolen Colon | Stephanie

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