Josh Goodman (North Carolina)
School: Wake Forest University
My name is Josh Goodman. I am currently 20 and a Sophomore at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and majoring in economics I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 11. After a year of feeling sick with high fever, severe fatigue, and weight loss I finally got my diagnosis. Having Crohn’s really limited my ability to perform in sports and keep up with the rest of my friends. It wasn’t until a few years after I was diagnosed, when I switched medications, that I started on my path to remission. Even while in remission Crohn’s can have a heavy impact on my life and is never truly gone, but through the support of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation I have been able to not only find others going through similar issues, but also raise awareness and funds for research towards finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Being a part of the NCCL has been extremely empowering and has allowed me to meet so many great people who also suffer with IBD. I’m grateful for this opportunity and am lucky to see the impact of all the work the Foundation does for everyone affected by IBD.