Healthy Living

An NBA Player's Life on the Road with Crohn's

Crohn's invisible aspects

Nance is hoping to raise awareness of invisible diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for the purpose of helping individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams of becoming professional athletes. “Over the past seven years, I’ve dealt with the invisible aspects of Crohn’s. I have had days where I was so tired I could barely get out of bed. For years, that fatigue prevented me from practicing or playing sports. I know that to most, I look healthy. But my reality, and the reality of the 1.6 million Americans living with these diseases, is that my outside doesn’t always reflect how I am feeling inside. That’s why it’s so important to raise the visibility of these diseases,” he said.