IBD Day at CHOP, Question & Answer Panel Part Two

Hey everyone! So today I went to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for an IBD education day. Basically they talked about what the disease it, how to treat it, future therapies and how a child can transition to an adult doctor. At the end, they had a teen panel so parents and kids could ask questions which I was a part of! Its a long video, about 25 minutes long and might seem a bit boring, but it has good info and a few good laughs;) Hope you enjoy & def go to an IBD education day if you have one in your area!

I also wanted to say that I met some really cool people today who go through the same thing as me everyday, and if any of you see this, it would be so awesome if you could message me and we can get to know each other! :)


Hello friends! My name is Maggie Baldwin, and I have an ostomy! Ok, I don't normally introduce myself this way, but I am very open about my illness! I have been living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease for most of my life. This means that body does not recognize my intestines as their own, and tries to attack them. I spent the latter part of my childhood taking numerous medications, tube feedings, and surgeries to get my disease under control. An ostomy surgery when I was 16 finally gave me relief, but I had to adapt to my "new normal". On this channel, I will show you how I live my life with an ostomy, introducing you to my fiance and our many critters, showing you my life as a pediatric GI nurse, and my advocacy with both the IBD and ostomy communities. My hope is to help guide those suffering from chronic illness in their day-to-day struggles while also allowing them a few minutes to escape their illness.

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