Samii was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2006 at the age of 20. She has been on nearly every medication and also has several other autoimmune diseases such as RA, Sjogren’s, Lupus and epilepsy.

Despite her diagnosis, she works as a pediatric oncology nurse, fosters children and runs summer camps for kids with medical/social needs.

She has been a part of Girls With Guts since late 2012 and is passionate about advocating and educating the community about IBD.  When Samii is not working tirelessly as a humanitarian you may catch her at the dog park with her pup, Utley.

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