I have signed up to walk 10K for Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Bearing in mind I do very little exercise and the only running I do is to the bathroom.
Jumping out a plane or abseiling from a building sounds much more fun. Also, more daredevil-ish too but for now I am in right in thinking I will struggle with this challenge!
Why am I doing this?
I have Crohn’s Disease and I have done for the last 6 years. If you know me, chances are you have seen me at my worst: hospital trips, needles, tablets, infusions, tears – the lot.
I want to raise money to help people get diagnosed earlier so they can start treatment. Also raising awareness to speak up about early symptoms. The worst year and a half of my life was when I was undiagnosed. I was scared, in pain and kept getting fobbed of with IBS.
Crohn’s can be… and in fact is a serious illness, that left untreated can cause immense damage.
Now here is where I need your help!
I know there are A LOT of charities out there who need help too and I understand that you can’t donate to everyone but I would just love if you could share the fact it is ok to talk about poo! No matter what age or gender (as I was recently told to leave it to boys to talk about this subject) Girls poo too. In fact, I poo more than you might think is humanly possible!
So, if you wouldn’t mind could you possibly share my blog/Facebook page/Twitter/Instagram and hopefully it will reach people who are struggling with coming to terms with Crohn’s or Colitis – I know I needed a push to open up!
You can also sign up to walk 5K or 10K here.
Or if you are feeling extra generous my Just Giving page is here – but please don’t feel pressured!
The support already is very much appreciated and even led to me being recognised in a public toilet of all places.
I am now away to charge my Fitbit and become less of a lazy potato!
Thanks in advance,