I was diagnosed about 3 years ago during my senior year of high school. Being diagnosed changed my plans for college, and instead of heading off to a university, i stayed home to attend my local Community College, but it allowed me to focus more on my studies and eventually attend New York University. I am studying biology now, considering pre-med to research better treatment options for us Crohnies. I feel that any patient of this disease should focus on having the most positive perspective. Without this disease I would have never developed the stern and strict study habits and positive outlook on each and every situation.