I'm orginally from Fresno, California, but I grew up in Steinbeck Country. I go to San Francisco monthly for my medical treatment at UCSF Med Cent. I have Crohn's Disease and I've lived with IBD for 20 years. I enjoy wine, and I'm a cat & nature lover. I've recently returned to college to finish what I started so many years ago. Someday I hope to organize a support group for people with IBD or other chronic diseases. I love to read & write, and I enjoy healthy cooking.