My mission is to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel disease and ostomies and speak up for those who suffer in silence. I want to show people that life doesn't end when you have an ostomy, it begins!
My journey started when I was 15. I was a teenage runaway and started feeling sick. After being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, I suffered for eight years while my doctors tried everything to get the symptoms under control, but nothing was working. I had ileostomy surgery when I was 22. Going through this experience made me the woman I am today. I swear, I laugh, I cry, and I feel. I am Bag Lady Mama!!