When you’re diagnosed with a lifelong, chronic illness you can either sulk and feel sorry for yourself or try to find the blessings and sunshine through the difficult days. Nearly 18 years ago, at the age of 21, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After 10 years of suffering in silence while reporting and anchoring the news on television, I decided to share the news that life outside of the studio was anything but perfect. Now, almost 9 years out of the “business” as a wife and a mom of three–I’m sharing my journey with the hope of helping those around the world who battle Inflammatory Bowel Disease on a daily basis.