21 marathons in 21 days in a wheelchair
Raising for Crohns and Colitis UK
Starting from March 10th 2018, I will be taking on a 21 marathons in 21 days challenge in a wheelchair to raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease and funds for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
At the age of 19, my sister was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and 2 years later, suffered a stroke, leaving her paralysed down one side (she has now regained some strength in her left side).
The challenge will see me use my sister’s story in a way I’ve never done before. I’ve never used a wheelchair for a substantial length of time, and now is the time I take myself out of my comfort zone to help those with IBD to highlight the importance of speaking up about your poo.
You can read my sister’s story here.