Twins with IBD Raising Money, Awareness in Take Steps Initiative of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Twins with IBD Raising Money, Awareness in Take Steps Initiative of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Jamie Mendelsohn and Jill Theisen are 39-year-old twins who have been living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a group of diseases that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Both twins are involved in the Take Steps initiative from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and have set a goal of $100,000 for this year's event. Jamie and Jill were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in their 20s -- Jamie in 1999 and Jill in 2002. Both experienced different IBD journeys. Jamie spent the first few years with ulcerative colitis on a variety of medications and being in and out of the hospital. She had a colectomy, an ileostomy, and more than a dozen blood transfusions in 2004. Later that year, she had a second surgery
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