My husband, Brett, and I are the parents of three children, Ainsley, Brecken and Crew. In 2020, My daughter Ainsley was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 11. As a nurse, I knew something was wrong because she was underweight, anemic and feeling very sick. Thankfully the Children’s Mercy GI department got her in quickly and started treatments soon after her initial diagnosis. Today, she is in deep remission and is thriving in school and competitive volleyball.
I am so grateful to Children’s Mercy for giving my daughter her health back and making the process easier for my family. I joined the PFAC to give back and to share our success story to others. I’ve also enjoyed connecting with other families that are going through a similar situation.