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Shawn Bethea

Shawn Bethea
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 17-years-old, initially Shawntel chose to hide her condition. It wasn't until after the removal of her colon (in 2014) that Shawntel realized the importance of sharing her story and spreading awareness. Shawntel is now a writer a patient advocate. Read more


I absolutely hate being sick, but especially when it’s due to things other than IBD. I 100% realize that my

I Was Wrong

When I was first diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, I was extremely uncomfortable, mentally and physically. I’d been experiencing pain,