Sports Figures Who Have IBD
A professional golfer who also has inflammatory bowel disease and an ileostomy since 1980.
David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguar Quarterback
Jacksonville Jaguar Quarterback David Garrard was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, derailing his career for a short time.
Fernando Pisani, Edmonton Oiler Forward
Edmonton Oiler forward Fernando Pisani was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease, in September 2007.
Kevin Dineen, Right Wing
Hockey player Kevin Dineen also battles Crohn's disease.
Rolf Benirschke, former place-kicker, San Diego Chargers
Despite battling ulcerative colitis and undergoing ostomy surgery, Rolf Benirschke played football for the NFL.
Theo Fleury was diagnosed with Crohn's in 1996, but hasn't let that stop him from continuing his career in the National Hockey League.
Olympic Kayaker Carrie Johnson
This kayaker has competed in three Olympics, all while coping with Crohn's disease.
Rolf Benirschke's Great Comeback from Ulcerative Colitis
Not only did Rolf Benirschke battle ulcerative colitis, he underwent ostomy surgery and continued to play in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers.
Shayne Corson, Left Wing for the Dallas Stars
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at a young age, Shayne Corson went on to have a successful NHL career.