teenager in college and it was during this difficult time that he
gained a great respect for the doctors who cared for him. Now, Shervin
is in his final year of medical school. He hopes that as a physician
with UC, he will be able to better relate to his patients and use his
story to motivate, inspire and encourage others with UC.
-- Tracy Habenicht, is a copy editor from Plainfield, Ill. who was
inspired by her close friend Keith Means, when he was recently
diagnosed with UC this past year. Tracy was surprised at how Keith, a
typical "twenty-something" guy, took responsibility by learning about
his disease, changing his diet and emotionally dealt with his illness
by confiding in her. To her, Keith is a testament to how small changes
can mean big success.
Healthcare Provider Winner
-- Robert Brown, is a pharmacist from Cambria, Calif. who consulted with
Rachel numerous times as she worked to improve her daily lifestyle with
UC. As a young woman, her condition was severely affecting her social
life, but he was impressed by how quickly she was able to get her
condition under control with medication and support.
"More than half a million Americans live with ulcerative colitis each day and the response to the Celebrating UC Success contest program from the community underscores the importance of an open dialogue among those affected by the disease," said Kimberly Frederick, Vice President of Patient & Professional Services for the Foundation. "We look forward to honoring the winners and to an exciting event in Washington, D.C."
About Celebrating UC Success
The Celebrating UC Success program launched December 2007 and entries
were accepted though March 14, 2008. Entrants submitted essays in one of
three categories: Ulcerative Colitis Patients, Su
|SOURCE The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America|
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