Diagnosis: Crohn’s Disease
Age at time of diagnosis: 14
Hobbies/future plans: Meredith is a volunteer at Children’s Hospital. She is majoring in Nursing at Carson Newman.A Message from Meredith:
Children’s Hospital has helped me in so many ways. My diagnosis came at such an important time in a child’s life. Everyone is already confused about life and who they are at that age, and now I was having to not only try to figure out who I was, but also how I would have to change my daily life to live with my condition.Children’s gave me so many resources to be able to handle this situation not just physically, but also mentally. They have also been great with working with the different schools I have gone to to try to come up with a plan that works for me. They always advocate for what I need.
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