Professional Strongman, Clint Darden, Shares His UC Story


In this raw and emotional video, Clint Darden shares his journey with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Clint talks about being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) when he was in his physical prime as an internationally competing strongman. At 28 years old, the professional athlete weighed 300lbs and was considered one of the strongest men in the world…then he got sick.

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He explains how it took five months before he got an accurate diagnosis and speaks candidly about the symptoms he still suffers from, including chronic pain, constant hunger, acute fatigue, depression and sheer frustration the disease causes him.

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  1. Clint – Thank you for sharing your courage and soul with us. I found your video to be deeply moving. I share your feelings having UC. It’s changed my life in so many ways. I try to be positive but there are days… It has made me stronger, more empathetic and grateful. I never thought a life-long condition could make me a better person but I feel it has. Every cloud has a silver lining.

    Thank you again.

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