#GetYourBellyOut Campaign for IBD Awareness





After hearing about the #GetYourBellyOut campaign for IBD awareness on the roundtable Thursday night, I felt inspired. I have never posted a picture of my stomach like this before and never thought I would see the day when I would be okay sharing with the world all that ulcerative colitis has done to me.

Thank you for all of your love and support. It means more to me than any of you realize. You guys keep me feeling strong! <3

  • http://gutwrenchingtruthaboutcrohns.wordpress.com jcrohnie715

    Very courageous to post pictures of your belly to support the campaign! Don’t have shame in your belly due to UC! I have a large scar on mine due to surgery and I its not thin due to a MRSA infection. But when I am at the beach, I think if you don’t like it don’t look! :) Thanks for showing support and awareness for IBD!

  • val0525


    You will never know how many people YOU will inspire by doing this.

    Very proud of you.

  • Jodi

    you are brave and strong and I can’t tell you how much I admire “your guts.”
    love you.

    • Sherri

      What I have said earlier seems worth repeating…you are amazing! But again…SO much more than that beautiful belly of yours…:) I love you so much my GF..xoxo

  • http://painsufferersspeak.wordpress.com painspeaks
  • http://adventuresofthebaglady.wordpress.com thestomabaglady

    This is one of the best campaigns I’ve seen in a long time to raise awareness of IBD – well done for having the courage to join in :)

    • http://risaroo86.wordpress.com Marisa Lauren

      I agree!! I think it is so amazing. So real. Thank YOU for being such a wonderful advocate:)

  • https://www.facebook.com/sahara.fleetwoodberesford Sahara Fleetwood-beresford

    Well done! Keep that inspiration with you :) xx

  • http://brinkofbedlam.wordpress.com brinkofbedlam

    You’re so brave. I have ulcerative colitis too and understand how it can affect your life so much. Hugs. x

    • http://risaroo86.wordpress.com Marisa Lauren

      Thank you so much for the kind words! Helps to know others get how difficult it is :)