Swimming a Great Lake for a Great Cause

Patient raises Crohn's disease awareness

Swimming a Great Lake for a Great Cause

When Ryan Stevens was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, he was only 36. Eating, itself, was a chore that made him extremely tired with chronic diarrhea. He had been a runner and swimmer, but he soon became lethargic as the disease took hold, and he lost 65 pounds.

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Surgery changed his life. After Cleveland Clinic surgeons removed 5 feet of his colon, he recovered his energy and strength. Now, three years later, he plans to swim 24 miles across Lake Erie to raise awareness about his disease.

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