Courtney is your typical 15 year old girl who loves games, movies and hanging out with family and friends. She has had an extended hospitalization and multiple stays due to complications from a rectal bleed. Her initial diagnosis was inflammatory bowel disease. She has a history of recurrent episodes of nausea, diarrhea and trouble with weight gain. Due to her illness, she has missed a lot of school, is closely followed by her doctors, has had a huge change in her diet and activity level and has to endure many tests and procedures. Through it all, she does her best to remain positive but sometimes gets discouraged. Her family and friends remain by her side and continue to give her the encouragement she needs to continue to get better!