Based in Nova Scotia, Lisa MacNeil was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 10, Lisa and has been on several different treatments over the years including various medications, injections and infusions. Currently Lisa is on Stelara and pays very close attention to her diet as well as practises self-care in the form of stress management, sleep hygiene, and staying active by going to the gym, playing softball and exploring new places in Nova Scotia and beyond.
Lisa completed her degree in public relations at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2011. Over the last five years, she has been working in the co-operative education office at Mount Saint Vincent where she coaches students and works with employers. Lisa also acts as the “Mount Storyteller” on campus where she interviews and writes stories about students, faculty, alumni, and staff members.
Lisa has two other relatives who also have Crohn’s/Colitis and has joined IMAGINE as a way to give back and support a cause that affects both her and her family.