Our Story

Approximately 10 million people live with inflammatory bowel diseases around the world. Many of these people are young adults, but there are no organizations that have emphasized the need to connect our age group.

That's why we're here

It all started when two teenagers, Cory Lane and Sneha Dave, had the idea to bridge the disconnect for young adults with inflammatory bowel diseases. When Cory passed away in May 2012, Sneha felt the need to keep moving forward with this project. Through their own diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, they started an international online platform. 

Our Relaunch!

Formerly the Crohn’s and Colitis Teen Times, the Crohn’s and Colitis Young Adults Network aims to create more initiatives and reach out to include a broader age group around the world. Our cornerstone initiative is the CCYAN Fellowship Program!

If you are interested in become a fellow for 2020, apply here.

 

 
Cory Lane (left) watches as Phil Flory removes Sneha Dave’s PICC line in December 2012 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. Flory was a nurse for both Cory and Sneha at different times.

Cory Lane (left) watches as Phil Flory removes Sneha Dave’s PICC line in December 2012 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. Flory was a nurse for both Cory and Sneha at different times.

Cory Lane on his first mountain bike in July 2010. One of Cory’s favorite activities was mountain biking. Cory passed away from Crohn’s disease and Osteosarcoma on May 21, 2013. He will be forever remembered for making every day an adventure.

Cory Lane on his first mountain bike in July 2010. One of Cory’s favorite activities was mountain biking. Cory passed away from Crohn’s disease and Osteosarcoma on May 21, 2013. He will be forever remembered for making every day an adventure.

Sneha Dave at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She is pictured holding a sign for the Crohn’s and Colitis Young Adults Network.

Sneha Dave at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She is pictured holding a sign for the Crohn’s and Colitis Young Adults Network.