Stephanie Stinson

Stephanie Stinson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She is the proud mother of her adult son Jordan- her true gift from God and is the youngest of four siblings. She received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She loves sports and is an avid reader and loves the beach. Stephanie is an example of true resilience. After years of suffering with unexplained symptoms, in 1992 she was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. She has endured multiple surgeries and countless setbacks on her journey but has chosen to use these painful experiences and necessary losses to propel her into her purpose of bringing awareness to all Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. She is a dedicated advocate for all patient’s rights and strives to enact change through her advocacy work.

She was instrumental in the fight to pass Georgia’s Step Therapy Reform Act in 2019 when she joined forces with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF) and other patient advocates and organizations. She is actively participating in the fight to pass The Restroom Access Act Georgia and has participated for several years in Day on The Hill- expressing the devastating impact insurance-mandates such as Step Therapy and Utilization Managements protocols have on the lives of chronically ill patients and their caregivers- passionately emphasizing the importance of passing The Safe Step Act and The Medical Nutrition Equity Act. She has served as an Executive Board member for the Atlanta Take Steps Walk and works diligently each year to increase participation and crucial fundraising. She has received several recognitions and awards for her commitment to patient advocacy and volunteerism- including being an honoree for the Atlanta Midtown Rotary Club’s Barbara B. Rose 2021 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

After many years of supporting, mentoring and advocating for patient rights- she recently started Intentionally Grateful, Inc.- a non-profit organization that provides support and resources that unite intentionality and gratitude to promote a healthier lifestyle both mentally and physically for chronically ill patients and their caregivers. With her unwavering faith in God, supportive family, friends and CCF- she found her voice and volition and is dedicated to fighting until a cure for all Inflammatory Bowel Diseases- all while living Intentionally Grateful.
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