In what is a giant leap of vulnerability for me; I’ve decided to start a new website to share with you how my diagnosis of Crohns Disease has impacted me in both my “real life” and in my “bodybuilding life”. My hope is that by sharing with you how I “compete with Crohns” through daily situations and through fitness competition preps I can not only bring a greater awareness to IBD, but also provide a place for discussion, tips, tricks, and ways of living that I feel have kept me surgery free for over 20 years while allowing me to compete on a bodybuilding stage at a National level. It’s definitely difficult sharing the most honest pieces of who we are in a public forum but I’m excited to become more involved in this community and will be looking to others for their stories of determination, strength, and courage. I look forward to learning, growing, and challenging the stigma that often surrounds living through adversity one story, quote and picture at a time. I hope you’ll join me.
” Vulnerability – it is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change” – Brené Brown