Tej Thakkar

Tej Thakkar - Crohn's Charity Function

Fundraising for Crohn’s & Colitis UK
raised of £10,000 target
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Crohn’s & Colitis UK

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RCN 1117148
We offer information, support and research to people affected by Crohn's and Colitis


For those of you who don't know me and have merely stumbled across my page or have received the link from a friend, I would like to tell you a little about myself and my chosen charity.

I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last year .  I have had an absolutely awful 15 months trying to come to terms with this incurable  condition, however I soon realized that I had no alternative but to deal with it!

Despite having been on a no food diet for 8 weeks  / high dosages of steroids / hospitalization, regrettably I am still no closer to managing the condition. My consultants have now placed me on regular infusions of infliximab  in the hope that this will assist with my sometimes horrific symptoms . As a result of the extensive diarrhea and vomiting  I have now also become malnourished and last week I had an NG nasal feeding tube fitted . 

Whilst the last few months have been rather  busy with my GCSE examinations,  my concentration levels have not always been at their optimum, especially when I am experiencing flareups with Crohns . Since the end of last term I had only been attending school 2 days   a week, allowing me the other three days to work from home.  This arrangement with the school proved extremely helpful and  enabled  me to recover a little and work at my own pace .

The only down side to the above arrangement was that I had far to much free time on my hands to ponder about my illness and the limitations it was having on my once " normal " life . Fortunately, during  one of my darker moments I was able to refocus my mind and it was at that point that I decided to do something positive .

I have therefore decided to hold a charity function to raise both awareness in respect of the condition which is still a taboo with many people and also to raise funds  . These much needed  funds will enable further research to take place in the hope that a cure can be found for this debilitating disease  during my  lifetime so that future generations do not have to suffer as I have .

Many of you are unable to attend the event but have expressed a desire to make a donation  and I am extremely grateful to each of you for your kindness and generosity.

Together  I am confident that we will make a difference and find a cure for this horrible debilitating condition !

About the charity

Crohn’s & Colitis UK

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RCN 1117148
We’re the UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s and Colitis. Right now, over 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of. We’re working to improve diagnosis and treatment; to fund research and to raise awareness.

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