My name is Melissa Landers, I am 23 and I have crohn's disease. I was given my diagnoses back in December 18th 2003 but I have been living with it since I was 14. I have already had to have one surgery and had 16 inches removed. I spend most my time with my husband and son when I am not sick. I just hope that my voice will make more people aware of this disease and the affect that it has on not only the people with it but their families as well.