Digestive
July 7, 2015

Video: How an active Tennessee teen beat a tough stomach condition

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A diagnosis of ulcerative colitis during his junior year of high school threatened to stop Ryan Burcham’s future as a competitive collegiate swimmer before it could start

 

In 2012, Ryan Burcham was a junior at Knoxville’s Bearden High School and ranked nationally in the butterfly stroke. A devastating diagnosis of GI disease ulcerative colitis during his junior year of high school threatened to stop Burcham’s future as a competitive collegiate swimmer before it could start.

Learn how he not only returned to the pool but to a level of performance good enough to catch the scouts’ attention. Burcham currently swims for Western Kentucky University.

If you’re searching for solutions for irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, find a colorectal surgeon like Dr. Alan Herline today.

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