Ari Meisel was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
Crohn’s is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of one's digestive tract. Symptoms are abdominal cramps, pain after eating, frequent diarrhea, weight loss, and a fever.
He's now also an Ironman and Crossfit competitor!
Hear him tell his story in this TEDx video and read more about Ari on his blog, Less Doing