My Thoughts,  My Ulcerative Colitis Journey

Reflecting on Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2020


I’ve been taking moments to reflect on what it means to me to be living with Ulcerative Colitis.

My body has a disease that has no known cure with medicine. This reality impacts my spirit, my emotional well-being, and my physical being on a daily basis, even in remission. There is fear, there is pain, there is darkness, but amidst all of these – there is hope, beauty and endurance.

When a butterfly has a broken wing, it cannot grow another wing, much like once receiving a diagnosis, I cannot choose a life without Ulcerative Colitis.

But, guess what. The butterfly can still fly. And I can still have a beautiful life.

I was compensated by Pfizer for participating in this video. #PfizerPartner

Please click the link below to see more of my story, and how this butterfly impacted me. It took a lot of courage for me to speak up and share my story, and I hope it helps you to share yours too.