Ellen Scherl

Gut Check

05/13/2008 - 20:00
Editorial Intern
When Marcy Strickler was 10 years old, she suddenly faced frequent bouts of diarrhea and completely lost her appetite and energy — far from the ideal situation for an active fifth grader. For a while, she tried to ignore the symptoms and hid everything from her parents. But as hard as she tried, she couldn’t hide the illness forever. “I just woke up one morning and I physically couldn’t go to school,” she said.
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