For Linda Pasto, living with an ostomy since 2008, she had always dreamed of completing a 5K race at Disney World. Nine years post-surgery, she finally got the courage to sign up to run the Disney Princess 5K in February 2017 with her granddaughter, Savana.
“To be able to complete this race with my granddaughter, Savanna, was a dream come true. I never thought I would be able to enjoy my grandkids when I was sick.”
Linda crossed the finish line hand-in-hand with Savanna and tears in her eyes.
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After 10 years of flare-ups, hospitalizations and weight gain from medication due to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Linda opted for ileostomy surgery. At age 51, her life began again. Now she uses her newfound zest and enjoyment for life to help others dealing with an intestinal disease.