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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 Was Wrong

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

Not a Mommy

Recently I shared my experience with miscarriage and not being a mother on my blog. It wasn’t easy for me

woman imagining a sunny day with a rainbow, but has a storm within her


With anything in life, it’s important to set proper expectations. It’s especially important for those of us living with Inflammatory