Doing it for myself and others like me
I live with Ulcerative Colitis. It’s hard. Really hard.
The impacts and consequences of the disease reach into every aspect of my life. Articulating the full scope of the disease is not an easy thing to do, plus it’s not a pretty thing to talk about.
On top of the physical side, other impacts include; on average I spend 9% of my paycheck on medical expenses, every time I drive in a car I am fighting an anxiety attack, Difficulty sleeping. Plus the side effects of medications which totally mess with your body and therefore your confidence and self esteem.
There is no cure for this disease. This is my life. Forever. The last 6 months for myself have been particularly hard and resulted in my hospitalisation for 5 days.
But I’m hoping one day to find a drug that works for me, or even better a cure, or prevention.
So, I'm putting on my sneakers, and Haddie is getting into her harness, to achieve 150kms and raise awareness and much needed funds for people living in Australia with IBD.
All proceeds go towards Crohn's & Colitis Australia who provide research, education and advocacy programs for people living with IBD.
5km a day might not seem like much to you. But to me, in the middle of a flare, trying to stabilise in new medication, it’s huge.
However I’m dedicated to achieving this challenge, to help raise awareness and money, but to also reclaim my fitness, my life and to prove to myself that I can.
So please support me and others like me and donate. Every $ helps and means the world to me. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Rhi & Haddie
Thank you to my Sponsors
Gran And Grandad Janz
Claire & Nick
Denis & Karen Prodea