Healthy Living

New Orleans Saints' Michael Mauti Saves Career Despite Losing Large Intestine

He hopes his future book will inspire others

Currently, Mauti is writing a book about his battle with ulcerative colitis, in hopes of inspiring others and giving them motivation for their futures, all the while educating them on the seriousness of IBD. Last May, he spoke with Rebecca Kaplan, a spokeswoman for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, about his battle with the disease. “Any time a patient shares their story it really raises awareness of what these diseases are, but, when you have someone who has the notoriety of being a professional athlete, it just raises that awareness level so much more and really provides not only great education to the general public, but also hope to all the patients that are living out there that their disease is something that they can live beyond,” said Kaplan.