Crohn’s patient inspires others with vacation photos

Makeup artist and former model Bethany Townsend posted vacation photos of herself on the Crohn’s and Colitis UK Facebook page wearing a bikini and other belly-baring outfits that showed her colostomy bags. Millions of people have seen the post, which has received more than 200,000 “likes.” “Finally after three and a half years, I decided that my colostomy bags shouldn’t control my life,” Townsend wrote on Facebook. “So when I went to Mexico with my husband in December last year I finally showed I wasn’t ashamed.” NBC News (r.smartbrief.com) (7/3)

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