Famous Faces Of IBD

Cynthia McFadden

ABC News correspondent McFadden, had a bout of internal bleeding in 1979, she had 15 feet of intestine removed. McFadden, who now works to raise awareness about the disease with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), has been mostly in remission ever since.


Frank Fritz

Fritz, one of the stars of the History Channel’s reality seriesAmerican Pickers. 


Mike McCready

Rocker McCready, the lead guitarist for Pearl Jam, considers himself a lucky man, despite having Crohn’s disease.


David Garrard

When Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Garrard began to have severe stomach pains after meals, he knew something was amiss. In 2004, doctors removed 12 inches of Garrard’s intestine and put him on a treatment plan to help him regain weight and return to the gridiron. Garrard is now the spokesperson for CCFA’s campaign, In the Zone for Crohn’s, which raises money for research.



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