By Christine Morris, as told to Susan Bernstein

I was 16 when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. It was 2004. I was just a very sick

kid. Even as a baby, my mom told me that I had to be on soy formula because I was lactose intolerant. When I was older, doctors told my parents I had cyclic vomiting syndrome. This was a permanent thing where my diaphragm was hyperactive. If I throw up more than once, I can’t stop. I would just go on and on until there was nothing in my stomach anymore. I had to get fluids…


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