Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a national charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We are fighting to achieve a better quality of life for the 300,000 people in the UK suffering physically and emotionally from these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Ultimately, we want to find a cure.
Richard was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005, and has had 6 major and several minor operations, many different drugs and now has a permanent ileostomy (stoma) and no large bowel. He is still (May 2017) recovering from his last operation in January 2016 with an troublesome open wound where his anus and rectum were.
You can read more about Richard's story at http://gutlessdick.com