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IN People ON 05 Jun, 2016
Crohn's and ulcerative colitis is one of the inflammatory bowel diseases that have attacked a huge population of America, (1.4 million to be precise) given the imbalanced diet habits, especially of teenagers. The Chron's disease affects the lining of the digestive tract, leading to rectal bleeding, persistent diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Heather Grant, a 23-year-old from St. Helens, Merseyside was struck with the horrible disease in July 2015, which hit the climax of pain in December. She had to undergo an operation to remove a part of her bowel, and a colostomy bag was attached to her body, which everyone suffering from the Crohn's disease considers extremely embarrassing. But then she decided to do something that would change people's perception towards the results of the surgery.
She was fitted with an ostomy pouch system, popularly known as colostomy bag soon. She hated it and was quite embarrassed about it from the very day she saw it fitted in her body.
Heather shares her photos on the social media, proudly carrying her beauty, colostomy bag, and operation scars to inspire others that life need not be changed after an operation.
"I hope other people diagnosed with Crohn's disease can read my story and see that life does go on after the operation."
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