CLEVELAND, OH For 26-year-old Dana Marshall-Berstein, living with Crohn’s Disease has been a private struggle.
But now that battle is the center of a film featured this week at the Cleveland International Film Festival.
“Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl” documents Dana’s journey from her home in Las Vegas to the Cleveland Clinic where she is being treated for the chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
Dana Marshall-Berstein was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when she was four.
“For me, I get an overall yucky feeling, really bad stomach aches, and it’s horrible in the sense that it’s so isolating,” said Marshall-Bernstein.
“The problem with having something called inflammatory bowel disease, is the word bowel because people don’t want to talk about that,” Marshall-Berstein explains in a short clip of the film.
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