Tag Archives: struggles

13 years and Counting

Today is 13 years since I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I remember everything about June and July of 2000. It is pretty incredibly how I have managed to black out so many things and yet, somehow these memories are so ingrained in my mind.  I remember sitting in my living room with my parents […]

About Marisa: Intense Intestines Blog

I feel very honored to be a part of the Intense Intestines Foundation team and blog. I wanted to share the “About Marisa” part on here as well. Please visit www.intenseintestines.org ”Like” us on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/#!/IntenseIntestines?fref=ts And follow us on twitter @NtenseNtestines, @BrianIIF, @MarisaIIF http://intenseintestines.wordpress.com/ About Marisa Right before she was about to head to a […]

Day 5: Aspiration


“If I could do anything as a health activist…” Think big! Money/time/physical limitations are no longer an issue. What is your biggest goal that is now possible? If I could do one thing and one thing only as a health activist it would be to make sure no one with a chronic illness ever feels […]