Hi I’m Demi, and I was born and raised in Quezon City, Philippines. I was diagnosed with UC in 2015, just a few months after my 40th birthday. I currently reside in San Diego with my husband Jerry and our collection of books and plants (no pets or kids)!

How did you learn about Girls With Guts? 

I learned about GWG through a fellow IBD warrior, Tina. From there I connected with other patients through Instagram and Facebook.

Why did you decide to volunteer with Girls With Guts?

I want to connect and learn from other patients and volunteer my time for a cause that makes a lasting and impactful difference. By being active in GWG, I hope that I’d inspire other Filipino patients to get diagnosed and speak about their IBD.

When you are not volunteering with Girls With Guts what do you do with your time? 

I enjoy experimenting with gut-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Aside from that I enjoy reading, dabbling with guitar-playing, learning French and watching Korean dramas on Netflix.



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