Hi! I'm Anne!
I'm 16 years old, in Grade 11, and have two cats.
My life pretty much consists of school, hockey and work... but hockey is my life. I have played girls rep hockey for eight years. Ever since I started playing I have been a defenceman. I love hockey and one day I hope to play for Team Canada. Right now, I am hoping for a university scholarship.
I also enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, baseball, and even golf!
I enjoy Hip-Hop. I love hanging out, watching movies and shopping with my friends.
I was diagnosed at the age of 8, after a period of bleeding with my bowel movements and stomach aches. When I was first diagnosed, I was scared.
I now come to see the Mac Kids team once a year for follow-up. As far as my friends go, I prefer to stay quiet about my IBD.
If I had one tip to offer a newcomer to IBD, I would say: "Don't let it stop you from doing what you love to do. Listen to your doctor and follow his or her advice!"