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Hi, I'm Sean Ahrens. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 12 years old. I built Crohnology as a place for people with Crohn's and Colitis to connect and learn what treatments are working for other patients.
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Why I started Crohnology
I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 12 years old. I created Crohnology to make it possible for Crohn's & Colitis patients around the world to connect.
I envision a world in which every patient can instantly tap into the knowledge and experiences of every other, so that every patient can learn how well treatments work, whether they are western or alternative.
- Sean Ahrens
"Crohnology is simply the best social networking site for people with IBD. I would recommend it to anyone who wants their questions answered. It's also a great opportunity to meet new people. I love it :)"
"Crohnology is a great platform where IBDers around the globe can communicate in an open and honest way to inform and empower one another."
"Crohnology has helped me get through some really hard times. Thank you, Sean!"
"It comforts me knowing I have Crohnology to turn to when I'm out of ideas (and my doc is too!) Congrats to you guys!"
"It is obvious to see that you hit the nail on the head—that Crohn's patients are wanting to be connected with one another- to share their stories, the good, the bad and the ugly—to share what has worked and what doesn't."
"Sean is doing amazing work in bringing the full potential of peer-to-peer healthcare to reality."
"I think Crohnology has revolutionized patient-to-patient discussion."
"This is an amazing site and tool. I just really wish it existed before I had my colectomy surgery. I have told my doctors/nurses about the site and they are telling other patients about it."
"Thank you so much for creating this site. I am so grateful for you!"
"Thanks again for a terrific resource! I don't normally add strangers but I felt I had to because I just took a look at Crohnology and I just wanted to say how awesome it is!"
"I just teared up watching the video. It is truly incredible, I think you are on to something big that is going to change the world. Keep it up bud."
"I wish I had this in 1989 when first diagnosed."
"There is nothing even remotely comparable to Crohnology."
"Sean (@seanahrens) founder of (@Crohnology) is MY HERO! ♥"
"The type of information such a website offers, especially for diseases where not all treatments work for everyone, can be a powerful tool in the healing process. To me, that's simply magic."
"Your personal health graph is amazingly insightful to me. I think what you have here is potentially huge for patients and docs."
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Stanford Medicine X Video on Sean Ahrens and Peer-to-Peer Healthcare One year ago, I placed a stake in the ground. I decided I could no longer passively accept the current state ...
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