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The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Announce 2009 Celebrating UC Success Contest Winners
Date:6/24/2009

her appearance. As her symptoms progressed, she spoke to a nurse who helped by ordering tests and identifying a treatment regimen that she could benefit from. As a result, Bob's mother has been in remission for more than a year, is full of energy and has lost more than 75 pounds. She credits her success to speaking openly with GI professionals who care for her.
  • Victoria H., Director of HIV/AIDS Education, Nashville, TN. Diagnosed with UC in her fifties, Victoria was forced to change her decades-long lifestyle and daily routine. She now relates to HIV/AIDS patients, with whom she works with daily, because of the amount of attention she must pay to her disease in order to keep symptoms at bay. Victoria has found that keeping active -- and playing racquetball -- is cathartic because she is able to focus her mental and physical energy on perfecting her game, toning her body and relieving stress.

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    • Steven W., Math Teacher, Houston, PA. A 26-year-old husband, father, teacher and coach, Steven and his family used humor to cope with the struggles of UC. He was given the nickname "semi-colon," and received a statue of a man thinking on a toilet, with a slogan that read "Wherever I go; I think of you." After his conditioned worsened and he required surgery, his children referred to his ostomy bag as "Oscar the ostomy" or "Oscar the pouch," and his sister brought his extended family together by making everyone a semi-colon shirt. As difficult as his struggle was, Steven says he could not have gotten through it without his family's sense of humor to lift his spirits.
    • Jenny S., Legal Assistant, Portland, OR. Jenny says the most important tips for UC patients are to be honest with yourself and others that you trust about your condition, even though it might be diff
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