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Georgia Tech football player raising awareness for Crohn’s disease

for Crohn’s disease, For football player Deon Hill, taking hits isn’t out of the ordinary. But last year, a diagnosis of was a surprising blow.

“I just had these horrible, horrible stomach cramps,” the Georgia Institute of Technology athlete told “I didn’t know what it was, didn’t know where it came from, how I got it.”

Medicine didn’t help, so he told Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson that he needed to see a doctor.

They thought that they could treat it and that he would be okay, Johnson told My Fox Atlanta.  He came back and tried for a little bit, and then it would flare up, and he would have to be out again. I know it was frustrating, really frustrating for him, and scary for him.

Hill was diagnosed with Crohn’s after a CAT scan showed severe inflammation of his intestine. He missed three games of the 2013 season. In March 2014, he had surgery to remove part of his intestine.

Crohn’s is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include persistent diarrhea, abdominal cramps and pain and constipation. There is no cure.

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