Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Patient Stories | Alex Jofriet

Finding the Silver Lining as a Teenage Crohn's Patient

When he was 9 years old and in fourth grade, Alex Jofriet dropped to a rail-thin 50 pounds. He was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Today, at 17, Alex has learned to manage his condition. He says it has made him always look for the silver lining in life.

Update on Alex

Alex Jofriet.
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