Diver Will Chandler Recovers from Crohn’s

After his dominating performances against TCU and Arizona, Will Chandler gained recognition from the Big 12 as the Men’s Diver of the Week last Wednesday. Despite it being the third time Chandler has received the award, this time holds a special significance: it was his first Big 12 Men’s Diver of the Week honor since coming back from Crohn’s disease.

Chandler was diagnosed with Crohn’s, a of the , at age 12. However, it wasn’t until his sophomore year in college, in the middle of his development as a serious diver, that the disease became severe enough to require surgery.

I had six feet of my removed,” Chandler recalled. “I lost like 20 pounds in the hospital, and that’s really important, because if you’re a little twig on the , the board isn’t going to go anywhere when you jump on it.

 

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Diver Will Chandler recovers from Crohn’s and earns Big 12 honors
UT The Daily Texan
Despite it being the third time Chandler has received the award, this time holds a special significance: it was his first Big 12 Men’s Diver of the Week honor since coming back from Crohn’s disease. Chandler was diagnosed with Crohn’s, a chronic

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