The IIF has placed me one step closer in pursuing my goals despite suffering from Crohn’s disease. Since I was 12, I have regularly been visiting a gastroenterologist and have had my fair share of hospital stays. Because of that, I have decided to pursue a career in medicine. Now 21 and a Junior Biochemistry major at the University of Southern Mississippi, I am taking the MCAT this June. Because of the graciousness from the IIF and their scholarship, I was financially able to pay for the MCAT after paying my tuition for this semester. I am forever grateful to the IIF and their support throughout my journey with Crohn’s disease.
~ Jim Grenn
Having had my permanent ostomy surgery this past August and getting used to life again with an ostomy. I decided I wanted to start my college career to pursue my dream to become a nurse. As I was looking up scholarships to help with the financial aspect of college and I came across the awesome foundation of Intense Intestines. Intense Intestine Foundation didn’t only offer a scholarship but also a community of people facing the same health problems. Having received the scholarship helped to relieve some of the financial burden of school. I am truly appreciative of the generosity and compassion I have received from everyone who is a part of IIF. Thank you so much to the IIF for granting me with the scholarship, and for everything you do to support and raise awareness for IBD.
~ Taryn Lahoe