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Natalie is a former TV news anchor and reporter living in the Midwest. Her mission in life is to be an advocate for those battling inflammatory bowel disease and to show that a chronic illness doesn’t have to dull your sparkle. Natalie was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in July 2005, two months after graduating from college. After several hospitalizations, countless medications and flare ups, she underwent bowel resection surgery in August 2015.
Along with her blog, Lights, Camera, Crohn's, Natalie is part of the Patient Advisory Board for IBD Social Circle (#IBDSC), a Patient Ambassador for Gali Health, a Patient Leader for WEGO Health, and a contributor to Everyday Health, Healthy Women, the IBD Healthline app, Mamas Facing Forward, and IBD Moms. She is also an active volunteer and spokesperson for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, specifically the Mid-America Chapter.
Read more from Natalie in her blog Lights, Camera, Crohn's
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Music for The Patient Is In courtesy of Blue Dot Sessions.