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Help nearby for people with Crohn’s disease

For locals struggling with Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, there is some help not too far away.

Brandy Allen voluntarily runs a support group in Rochester for the Crohn’s and Colitive Foundation of America. She is the only certified CCFA support group facilitator in southeastern Minnesota. Because there is no support group in Austin, she is reaching out to other communities to join her group.

“I feel that it is essential to have an opportunity for those being affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis,” she said.

The CCFA class is held the first Monday of each month at the Rochester Methodist Hospital and is open to the community.