Before I began experiencing symptoms of Crohn’s disease, I really enjoyed going to large gatherings such as concerts, performances, conventions, and sporting events. As someone who has wide musical interests, enjoys comedy and theatre and is an avid hockey fan, these were many of the things that used to fill my time. It brought me great pleasure not just to experience these moments live, but to be in a space with so many others who had appreciation and enthusiasm for the same things.
After getting sick, life as I knew it basically stopped. To be honest, a trip to Target or the grocery store required so much planning that I felt anything else would basically be impossible. For years, I watched events on TV, feeling major FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and the incredible sadness that my IBD had taken that lifestyle away from me.
By learning about ADA accommodations, when I was even feeling slightly up to it, I could think about attending things again! Click below to learn more about the actions I take now.
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