Ulcerative ColitisParenting

Tips for Parents of Kids With Ulcerative Colitis

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Get Educated About UC

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Research Treatment Options

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Join a Support Group for Parents

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Find New Ways to Support Your Child

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Educate Family and Friends About UC

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Attend Doctor’s Visits With Your Child, Even When They’re Older

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Listen to What Your Child Needs

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Know That You’re Doing Your Best

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You’re Still Their Hero

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.