A Hockey Star’s Secret

Hockey wasn’t the only challenge in ’s life. The former NHL star was diagnosed with (UC) at age 15.

“When I first found out, I looked upon it as just another mountain I had to climb,” he told me. “My symptoms included and bad but I felt I should keep it to myself and I hid it from my teammates.”

There were times he had to leave the ice to go to the bathroom, he recalls. “Colitis is a . It’s hard on your body. Sometimes I had no energy and everything I ate and drank just ran through my system.”

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A hockey star’s secret

Hopefully he can help raise awareness about ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (CD), the two that fall under the () umbrella. has among the highest reported cases in the world.and more »

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