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One Woman Steps Forward to Advocate for People With IBD

 9 months ago       124 Views

On Thursday, May 9, thousands of people from the New York City area will gather in Lower Manhattan to participate in Take Steps, an event to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and awareness about inflammatory bowel disease.

One of those people will be Melissa Willner, a 29-year-old mental health counselor and New York City resident who has already had a strong impact locally on advocacy and support for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Like many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Willner spent years isolated from the wider Crohn’s and colitis community. But when her ulcerative colitis took a turn for the worse a couple of years ago, she felt a need to connect with others who were going through a similar experience, and to offer her support to others.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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