NORTH CAROLINA -- Charlitta Hatch is always on the go, but chronic stomach issues often but the brakes on life.
Hatch says for a long time, no matter what she did, nothing would fix her ongoing stomach irritation.
Until one day she was diagnosed with Chorn's disease and it all made sense.
"They said you have Crohn's disease," says Hatch. "And I said 'OMG! YES! I'm not crazy!' and then I was like 'what's that?'"
Chrohn's is a disease that impacts the digestive tract. Those who have Chrohn's suffer abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding or blood in the stool.
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation says 780,000 people in America have Crohn's disease.
Hatch had surgery and goes to her doctor a few times a year to make sure it is under control, and she hopes to help others.
"It's ok to talk about it. It's ok to let people know that you are not feeling well and that you are not able to make things and that your body needs rest."