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It Gets Better: 10 People Living With Ulcerative Colitis Share Words of Wisdom

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Mwabonje

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Practice Gratitude


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Keep Moving Forward


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Emma Dau

You Are Not Alone


Keep fighting to perservere.
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Never Stop Fighting


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Just Name

Stay Positive


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Take Care of Your Mental Health


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Maddi Bazzocco

Use Food for Fuel


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You Are Extraordinary


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Ree

Find an Outlet


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Ask for Help


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Helena Lopes

Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman

@JackieZimm

Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears. Jackie has worked hard to become a strong voice in the patient advocacy community. In her free time (what free time?!) she spends time with her two rescue pups, her husband Adam and plays roller derby. She’s online @JackieZimm.