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 16 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, more than five years out of the “business” as a wife and a mom–I’m sharing my journey with the hope of helping those around the world who battle Inflammatory Bowel Disease on a daily basis.