Hi! I’m Becky, and I’ve created the blog “Livin’ The Crohn’s Life” for kids and teens just like me who are living with IBD, specifically Crohn’s Disease. This site was developed for the purpose of learning about, managing, and spreading awareness of our condition with humor and confidence. While there are thousands of published books, articles, and websites about Crohn’s disease, not a single one of them are written by kids, for kids, and about kids, making it extremely hard for kids and teens like me to find information about our condition that pertains to our lives. After waiting far too long for someone my age with my disease to publish something about IBD that made me feel good; not sad, disgusted, or freaked out about Crohn’s, I decided it was time I did something about it. So I created this blog!

“Livin’ The Crohn’s Life” is a place for kids and teens (and even adults!) just like me to learn about IBD and find effective coping strategies in a way that is funny, informative, and relevant to today’s society. Sure, WebMD and MayoClinic can tell you that yes, Crohn’s does exist, yes, the symptoms suck, yes, you’ll probably take more medicine than you knew existed, and yes, there is no cure. However, they won’t tell you what to say to your friends, how to deal with social issues, how to listen to your body, or how to have fun even when you feel like a turtle with four broken legs who’s trying to walk through an ocean of marshmallow fluff. Luckily for you, I hope that this site will answer your questions, show you that you’re not alone, and most importantly prove to you that as cheesy and pathetic as it sounds, there is a bright side to all of this. (And yes, believe it or not, your incurable, poop-filled autoimmune disease does, in fact, have some perks. you can visit my about me page for examples.)

Whether you were diagnosed with Crohn’s 5 minutes ago or 15 years ago, I want you to know that this is for you. With this site, I hope provide you with relevant information about IBD and help you overcome the struggles of Crohn’s disease with confidence and optimism. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas, feedback, or questions! I also post videos on YouTube, so if you can’t get enough of me here, be sure to check it out!

16 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Rick January 7, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Way to go Becky! This is fantastic!!


    • Cheryl January 16, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      Becky, you never fail to amaze me! Keep up the positive work.
      So proud to know you


  2. Jill January 10, 2017 / 5:29 am

    Amazing Becky! So impressed that you are sharing your story to help others.


  3. Laura K. January 10, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    This is fabulous Becky – what a great resource. So proud of you!!!


  4. Hope Shamberg January 12, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Wow! What an incredible resource for kids and teens! Inspiring!


  5. Lori Levitt January 12, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    So impressive Becky! You amaze me!! Xoxo


  6. Debby Shulman January 12, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    This is an incredible example of paying it forward and helping a community feel empowered!! What an insightful and meaningful blog. Can’t wait to share it.


    • Livin' the Crohn's life January 13, 2017 / 5:09 am

      Thanks to everyone who has supported me and this site! I’m so glad you’ve shared this with others! Your encouraging thoughts really go a long way, so thank you for taking the time to read and pass this on :).


      • Grandma jo March 12, 2017 / 9:18 pm

        Becky, you are simply amazing!
        Love you sooo much!


  7. Michelle January 13, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    This is so incredible Becky! You are an inspiration to so many other kids and adults!


  8. sui mao ga co chua khoi duoc khong February 13, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Nice post. I’m impressed! Very useful info, especially the last part 🙂
    I was seeking this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.


    • Livin' the Crohn's life February 27, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      I am so glad you found my blog and that I was able to help you. Thank you for your encouraging words.


  9. susan klingman March 15, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    This is awesome Becky! I am so impressed and proud of you. I am sure you will help lots of people.


  10. Grandma Janice May 23, 2017 / 8:39 am

    You are such a remarkable young lady. Not surprised you are concerned about helping others navigate Crohns. ❤️G


  11. Kathy weinstein August 12, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Becky you are truly inspiring! So proud of you



  12. Ryan S. March 16, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    Becky this is AMAZING! So so proud of you. You are truly a role model for me and the many others that you are helping with this blog. Never change!❤️


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