For 27 years and counting, Alia Abutalib has been battling IBD. Most recently, she underwent a full proctocolectomy and now lives with a permanent ileostomy (#BarbieButt). Alia speaks openly about her disease, surgery, and having to navigate a lot of her journey alone because not everyone has the support system in place that they need when facing difficulty. She also talks about how important her dog has been in giving her the support and strength she needs sometimes when facing challenges. Join us to hear Alia’s journey of hardship, grief, perseverance, laughter, strength and everything in between.
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