Personal stories

Read stories written by our community about their lived experience of Crohn’s and colitis and how they have overcome challenges and adversity.

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A Serendipitous Encounter

Ashleigh and Sophie discovered they had more in common with each other than just having ulcerative colitis.

Ashleigh and Sophie

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A Family Unites

Georgia Richardson has been living with Crohn’s disease for 13 years and has become a stronger person for it with the help of her loved ones.

Georgia Richardson

Making the most of everyday

After a turbulent Crohn’s disease diagnosis, Sara Ferola realised how important it is to raise awareness of IBD and has become an avid advocate and fundraiser.

Sarah Ferola

Harrison’s Fearless Supporters

Since Harrison’s diagnosis with Crohn’s disease, his family and friends have raised close to $10,000 for the Live Fearless Challenge. We talk to Harrison’s mum, Jayne, about the campaign’s success, as well as her experience of caring for someone with Crohn’s.

Harrison "Haytch"

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Walking off my troubles

Justan Singh rediscovers his passion for fitness and wellbeing.

Justan Singh

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Creating a brighter world

Sarah Starkey advocates for body positivity while leading by example

Sarah Starkey

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Seven Marathons, Seven Days!

Laura Firth runs the marathon of chronic illness while living life to the fullest.

Laura Firth

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A Time Of Transition

Jasmine Gibson is living fearlessly and won’t allow Crohn’s disease to dictate her life.

Jasmine Gibson

Diving Into Triathlons

Sarah Michel tackles her Crohn’s disease by challenging her fitness limits and setting herself ambitious goals.

Sarah Michel

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Marnie O’Brien: Crohn’s Warrior

Marnie O’Brien had a crash course in Crohn’s disease while completing year 12, but she has since managed to take back control of her life through fierce determination and commitment to the IBD community.

Marnie O'Brien

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Perspective on Living with IBD

Mother and son Tracey and Taylor Murrin team up to survive the ups and downs of their IBD journey while trying to come to grips with how it feels to be in each other’s shoes.

Taylor and Tracey's Story

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Jason’s Journey

Jason Brennan achieved outstanding success in this year’s Live Fearless Challenge. Here he shares a few tips on how he did it

Jason Brennan