A while back I wrote a guest blog called 23andMe – Be a Part of the IBD Genetics Study for The Great Bowel Movement sharing my experiences with the 23andMe DNA test kit. 23andMe is doing a genetic study whose goal is to discover the building blocks that make up IBD so that we may better understand it, and in the end create better treatments and ultimately a cure.
A short time later 23andMe asked to use quotes from the article and images from my blog page. To which I responded with something like: “Go for it!” Talk about following through. So on this World IBD Day I was pleasantly surprised with this super cool Ta Da! The image they created is beautiful. And a pretty nifty thing for a kid from small town Silverton, Oregon. I hope it helps boost Ostomate pride, IBD awareness and the ongoing efforts as an entire community to find effective treatments and ultimately cure.
So if you feel like it, go check out the 23andMe page, The Great Bowel Movements page and my article. Perhaps you’d like to participate as well?