30 Year Old NYC Resident, he/him
"Just this weekend, I was around Bryant Park for an event with my girlfriend. I have Crohn's Disease and was currently experiencing a flare. I desperately had to go to the bathroom. I attempted to go to various places around the park, only to be met with a string of “no” for various reasons: locked code bathroom, lines going down floors at Whole Foods, multiple restaurants saying it was either for paying customers or that it was out of order, etc. I managed to convince a worker at Joe & the Juice to let me use the bathroom, but only once I showed my Crohn's Medical card. But, by that point my flare was getting so bad I had already started bleeding. I’m on steroidal medication for that now.
Joe & the Juice saved my ass, literally."