26 Mar '15, 10am
Interview With Rebecca Zamolo, Star of ‘INSIDE/OUT: My Battle with IBD’
Living with an invisible disease like IBD can be very isolating. The debilitating physical and emotional pain is just not something patients typically talk about and actress Rebecca Zamolo understood this all too well. After eight years battling Ulcerative Colitis, in 2014, Rebecca’s doctors told her she needed an ileostomy– surgery to remove her colon. When she received this news, she decided that she needed to raise public awareness of these horrible diseases. With support from 186 Kickstarter donors, Rebecca and director Jay Diaz created a documentary following her through the life-changing surgery and struggle of adjusting to life wearing an ostomy bag, while also attempting to run a half marathon just two months after surgery. The film is available on Vimeo for rent or purchase and my interview with Rebecca is below.