About Chronically Strong Blog

About Chronically Strong

Shawntel started her first blog in 2014 while recovering from one of many surgeries for her Ulcerative Colitis. Chronically Strong was created around mid-2016 (name changed to Chronically Strong as of June 2017), as Shawntel now blogs on a variety of topics from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Mental Health and Chronic Illness to Daily Life, tips and recipes, ect. To read her full story please click here.


Shawntel Bethea takes pride in the work she does for the chronically ill + IBD community and considers her site to be a “virtual hug” to people everywhere. Through her articles, guest features and experiences, Shawntel hopes to show those suffering they are not alone and inspire them to keep fighting.

Shawntel is a member of the Chronic Illness Blogger Network. She also is a regular contributor to the Mighty with features on various sites, including CrohnsDisease.com, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Ostomy Connection. Shawntel is a member of the Patient Advisory Counsel for Improve Care Now and has recently become a CureClick ambassador and Contributor and Moderator for Crohn’s Disease (dot) com. Shawntel also has a column on IBD News Today, where you can follow more of her work. To read Shawntel’s full Advocacy Portfolio please click here.


All donations received go to the upkeep of Chronically Strong and advocacy work associated with it. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.


Feel free to reach out to Shawntel via the contact page, social media or via email at: Contact@ChronicallyStrong.com

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