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Spotlight on Craig (USA)

Words of Wisdom From a Crohn's Disease Veteran

Craig, from Manchester, Connecticut, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease over 25 years ago, at a time when doctors knew very little about the disease and even less about curing it. And that has given Craig a unique perspective about his Crohn's treatment and his disease.

Craig: A Crohn's Pioneer

Craig's nearly lifetime battle with Crohn's has led to him undergoing multiple treatments- including 12 surgeries and many different medications. But through it all, Craig has kept a positive attitude. For him, staying informed and having meaningful discussions with his doctor is his way of controlling his disease and continuing to live with Crohn's.

Even with all the surgeries and medications, Craig has still pursued an active life - including attending a Red Sox game just a few months after surgery and hiking the Grand Canyon after another. And there is one thing you'll always know about Craig - Crohn's won't keep him down.

More patient stories

Go to the website Crohn's and Me for more Crohn's disease patient testimonials.

Everyday is a good day because I don't see Crohn's as a serious disease that will stop me from living my life the way I want to

Craig