The National Ulcerative Colitis Alliance (NUCA) is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Amber Elder, Board Member

Amber became a ninja in 2011 when she began her battle with ulcerative colitis. In 2013, her colon declared an all out war against her. She began documenting the adventures of the Colitis Ninja ( and her battle with Toxic Megacolon and his ilk in March 2014.

After a year-long flare, Amber destroyed her evil, rebellious colon and has been sporting a happy, healthy j-pouch since July 2014. She has made it her personal mission to support others living with IBD, raise awareness, and continue battling for those who are silently fighting a vicious disease that no one knows about. Amber lives with her husband, David. Together, they have a daughter named Piper who was born in August 2017.

Vision for NUCA

I hope that NUCA will pick up the slack where I feel other organizations have failed patients–particularly UC patients. I hope that NUCA will support patients in all stages of their journey with UC. We're not just looking for cures, we're looking for support and help here and now.