The IBD Experience Journal was made possible by contributions from an anonymous donor and from the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Dr. David DeMaso, Editor, and Dr. Nicole Eldridge Marcus, former Project Director, and Carolyn Snell, former Project Coordinator, created the IBD Experience Journal for families facing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

We would like to thank the following indivdiuals for their oral and video contributions to this project: Stuart Goldman, MD, Joseph Gonzalez Heydrich, MD, Kate Donovan, Dr. Alan Leichtner, Lori Parker Hartigan, Dr. Eva Szigethy, Mary Alice Tully, Jeffrey DeMaso, Tobin Hack, Kaathryn Skitt, Rebecca Waters.

We are also indebted to the following individuals for their valuable editing input: Robert Anthony, Evelyn and Beth Bauer, Dr. William R Beardslee, Marina Bers, Dr. Elizabeth Blume, Richard Bourne, Dr. Athos Bousvaros, Nancy Clement, Margaret Comeau, Sally Cottingham, Peggy Crowder, Beth Donegan Driscoll, Dr. Richard Grand, Lisa Heard, Susan Lambert, Loralei Lauranzano, Dr. Samuel Nurko, John and Joanne Vogel, Dr. Elizabeth Wharff, Gail Windmueller. The video clips were produced and edited by Dixon Yun, formerly of Boston Children’s Hospital Media Communications.

Finally, and most importantly, we extend enormous gratitude to all of the families who generously provided their stories for the IBD Experience Journal.