Ulcerative ColitisPatient Narrative

Wedding Bells With IBD: Will Ulcerative Colitis Ruin My Big Day?

Mandy Morgan and her future husband.
Mandy Morgan and her fiancé.Kerry Colombo
    When I told him about all these what-ifs that are plaguing me about my ulcerative colitis, my fiancé replied, "We'll get married in a bathroom if we have to."
    Mandy Morgan newly engaged.
    Mandy with her fiancé.Carlie Williams
    Mandy Morgan

    Mandy Morgan

    Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

    She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

    She also serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts, a non-profit organization that supports women with IBD and/or ostomies.

    Mandy is also a cat mom and is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoys weightlifting and staying as active as she can.

    Mandy is a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.