Every week will recognize a special young athlete battling IBD and refusing to let their disease hold them back from reaching their goals both on and off the field/court.

Have an athlete that you would like to nominate for Teammate of the Week?
Send us an email with a brief story and photos to info@athletesvscrohns.org!

Julia Smith of Minneapolis is our first honoree:

We are thrilled to shout out Julia Smith of Minneapolis, who was nominated by her mother Barb. Despite being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Julia still shines as captain of her high school dance team and is an honor student. After graduation, she plans to go to college and major in pre-med to become a pediatric GI. Way to go, Julia!!