Former professional hockey player Shayne Corson talks about his experience living with Ulcerative Colitis as a part of an awareness initiative for Colitis Awareness Month. In his in-depth interview, Corson shares his most intimate stories of his struggles with the disease from when he was diagnosed at 15, to life after his longstanding professional career in the NHL.
In addition to suffering from the inflammatory bowel disease, Corson battled anxiety and panic attacks throughout his career. During his early years with the disease, he recalls an embarrassing moment of him not being able to make it to the washroom in time, quoting “it [was] tough, and that [was] as a teenager.”
The majority of the public was unaware that he had ulcerative colitis for a long time, particularly when he was playing hockey. He could recall his worse flare-ups occurring when he was playing hockey.
Since retiring from the NHL, Corson has managed to keep the disease under control, noting that it was imperative to have a good support system in place and to manage stress levels to stay healthy.
The KMAC GROUP had the pleasure of working with Shayne Corson on this program helping raise awareness for Ulcerative Colitis, and we were able to capture exclusive behind the scene photos of his video shoot and interview. Check here to watch more about it, directly from Shayne!