Weʼre raising £500 to raise money for 2 charities - 50% will go to Crohns & Colitis UK and the other 50% to the Ileostomy association.
- Carlisle, UK
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My name is Jade and I'm organising a fun day at Yewdale community centre on Sunday 9th September 2pm-4pm. There will be local business stalls there, there will a raffle taking place, face painting & nail painting, a burger van, tea and coffee, candy floss and cupcakes and special guests Peppa pig and Carl the minion. I am doing this event to raise money and awareness for 2 Charities very close to my heart and these are - Crohn's & Colitis UK & The Ileostomy Association. I have set this page up for those who can't make the event and wish to donate still.
A little bit about me - Back in May 2013 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis after 6 months of being in horrendous pain and having bloody diarrhoea. I was started on medication for this straight away however it failed, my body just rejected it. I was never out of remission for any longer than 3 months, the pain got worse and I became anaemic with the amount of blood I was losing, I had numberous of hospital admission and tests done on me over the next 3 years however even with strong infusion medication they couldn't keep the ulcers at bay. I was admitted into hospital in Friday 19th Feb 2016 and was given 48 hours to improve on a high dose of steroids however Sunday 21st came along and at 9am I was rushed to theatre after I said good bye to my family. 9 hours later I woke up in a recovery room with my family around me knowing I had just had my large bowel removed and a permanent stoma was in place. I felt my world had ended! However 2 years later I can say I love my stoma and the life it has given me and want to spread the awareness of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis and what life is like with a stoma. My battle however didn't just end there I have another major decision to make about surgery and I'm at risk of developing bowel cancer and have to be tested for this regular. I want to try and raise a lot of money for these 2 amazing charities who aren't funded a great deal or have a lot of awareness around them.
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Aug 14, 2018
Hope you have a fabulous day . Sorry I can’t attend but I’m away xxx
Aug 13, 2018
Looking forward to the fun day and all for a great cause xx
Aug 10, 2018
Aug 10, 2018
To help an amazing cause. So brave jade xxxx
Aug 9, 2018
Aug 9, 2018
Ticket money from the Jack’s...best of luck on the day, sorry we can’t be there xxx
Aug 8, 2018
Fabulous cause! Great effort, hope lots of pennies are raised xx
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I'm Jade and I'm 30 years old. I live in Carlisle with my fiance Tony and 2 sons Luke - 3 and Conor - 1. I have lived with Ulcerative colitis for 5 years now and 2 years ago I had major surgery. I am now living with a permanent stoma.
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