Becoming a Patient Advocate for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 3 Patient Leaders Share Their Advice
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Becoming a Patient Advocate for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 3 Patient Leaders Share Their Advice

Want to use your experience with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis to help others? These veteran patient advocates have the tips you need to get started.

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Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

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