£160raised of £500 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help publish my Autobiography "Feeling Lucky - My Life with Crohns" The book is complete and at the point of publishing within a few weeks.

Horsham, United Kingdom

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After 30 years living  with Crohn’s disease, I feel I have enough knowledge to hopefully help others who might be in the early uncertain stages of this chronic illness, unaware and maybe naive of what may lay ahead. Crohn’s disease can bring a lifetime of uncertainty. It has its highs and lows; many are unique to each person and every person is affected in different ways. Some people are lucky enough to control it with diet, while others go through countless operations and become disabled by it. These are the extremes and most suffers including myself are somewhere in between. Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition which will need managing until they find a cure. Cases of the disease keep growing and yet there is still no definitive cause or reason why we are affected by it.

This is my story, of my life living with all my highs and lows, the pit falls I've encountered and how I've overcome them. There's comedy, heartache, pleasure, embarrassment and pain along the way, a rollercoaster of my life to date and lessons I've learnt and passed on to you. I wish I'd had a better insight into Crohn’s when I was first diagnosed as it may have helped me, especially when it comes to diet.

If this book helps one person with Crohn’s, then it’s not written in vain! So, Stay Positive and Keep Well.

50% of all profits will go to CICRA - Crohns in Childhood Research Association. They are a UK based charity that support children and young adults with Crohns and Colitis.


Thankyou for your ongoing support.

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    • Debbie Burke

      Debbie Burke

      Aug 10, 2017

      Good luck Michael.


    • Dominic Purvis

      Dominic Purvis

      Aug 10, 2017

      Great effort Mike - good luck with it!


    • Lynne Davies

      Lynne Davies

      Aug 10, 2017

    • Carol Purvis

      Carol Purvis

      Aug 10, 2017

      Good luck Michael. I am sure that you will be an inspiration to others who are diagnosed xx


    • Heidi & Ash xx

      Heidi & Ash xx

      Aug 10, 2017

      All the best Mike. Love Heidi and Ash. Xx


    • Justine Bryan

      Justine Bryan

      Aug 9, 2017

      Well done Michael, great thing to do. Hope you manage to raise the money. Xx


    • Kaye Thorne

      Kaye Thorne

      Aug 9, 2017

      Well done Michael - very proud of you and the way you have continued to live your life to the full.


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    Michael Thorne

    Michael Thorne

    Horsham, United Kingdom

    After more downs than ups I've learnt to manage my Crohns fairly well and this book hopefully passes on my story to show others that life does go on and its worth fighting for. Keep well and carry on. x

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