A Teen's Positive Outlook on Crohn's Diagnosis - Cincinnati Children's Blog

A Teen’s Positive Outlook on Crohn’s Diagnosis

When Alex Jofriet was nine years old, his weight dropped to 50 pounds. At first his parents thought he was simply a picky eater, but he was sick and in pain all of the time. Doctors ultimately diagnosed him with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. His eight-year medical journey with Crohn’s disease has shaped his outlook on life, and even what he wants to do as a career. Watch his story:


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