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Jess

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Meet Jess. At just sixteen years of age, in excruciating pain Jess was admitted to hospital. Diagnosed with severe Chrohn’s Disease, Jess spent the summer of 2011 in hospital in agony; on one occasion, close to death. After trial and error with medications and allergic reactions, Jess was able to find some relief with medication her body didn’t reject. Since her diagnosis four years ago, Jess has been diagnosed with seven more chronic illnesses which have exposed her to pain she never knew was possible. Despite her daily struggle just to live, Jess tries to remain positive. She shares her journey on tumblr -- jessthechronie-- as a way of educating and inspiring other people with Chrohn’s Disease. Some days are harder than others, but in the words of Jess, “bad times don’t last forever: this too shall pass”. She is a Strong Woman.