Croydon Health Services Charitable Fund

Katrina's 15k walk to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia

Raising awareness of Fibromyalgia and Chronic invisible illnesses, providing support and raising money to support to the work of Croydon Health Services.
raised of £500 target
by 17 supporters
RCN 1054824


16 years ago, my life changed forever. I was an 11-year-old girl beginning her life at secondary school which was already a big transition as it is every young girl’s life.

However, it was not the only change in my life, in 2008 I had developed symptoms of widespread chronic pain. I was left with no understanding or answers as to what this pain was, how to make it better or why this was happening. I was then diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome 4 years later in 2012. It was only 7 years later in 2019 the diagnosis changed to Fibromyalgia which although it was a diagnosis it is where I lost a lot of my hope. Knowing there was no cure or very much knowledge to this unbearable, excruciating pain that I was experiencing 24/7 at such a young age was soul destroying.

But here I am 16 years later living the life I am today; I am an Upper Second-class Graduate, I have been thankfully employed for the last 8 years, I have my partner, family and close friends around me, I am a Mauritian sega dancer and I try to remain positive. Don’t get me wrong getting to the place of peace and acceptance that I have reached was far from easy and I still have really bad days but I know that’s okay!

I want to raise awareness and support others through their journey so please share and feel free to message me through my instagram @katsfightwithfibro if you need support. Visit my blog to hear more about my story.

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