My name is Nastassja Brown. I was born, raised, and still reside in Atlanta, GA. My diagnosis of Chron’s Colitis was formally made in November 2019 after 2.5 years of doctor visits and testing. I am very excited to be a COCCI ambassador as COCCI has provided so much information and insight on the IBD for for people of color.
I’m Anthony Giovonni. I reside in Virginia. Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease as a teenager, life has changed in a difficult way. Understanding that health, family, and your peace should be some of your highest priorities.
My name is Ava. I am not a patient, but I am a caregiver, supporter, friend, confidant, and, most importantly, daughter. My mom was diagnosed with UC before I was born. Growing up with a parent diagnosed with UC presented challenges in all ways but most importantly mentally.
I am so full of joy that we found this organization, because it has made life just a tad bit easier. Knowing that there are other individuals that are just like us and that there are people researching and doing what they can to understand these diseases and the effects that they have in black and brown patients to hopefully help others not endure as much pain as my mother and family had to endure. With this organization we have Hope.
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