My mission is to help spread awareness of Colitis and Crohn’s.
But more than that I want to remind people that you deserve to be heard, whatever illness or ailment you are being faced with.
These chronic illnesses are so fast spreading and no one knows why! They affect so many different individuals, with the peak onset between the ages of 15-25 years old. At this age, we are just learning about the importance of our voice in the world, so it’s so easy to get swept through the cracks because these people may simply not know how to advocate for themselves that something is wrong, causing them to go undiagnosed for months or even years. Having dealt with this illness undiagnosed for months, it seriously sucks and if I could even help one person remember that it’s okay to push and get a second, third, or fourth opinion, it’s okay to not agree with a doctors diagnosis, and it’s okay to ask for specific tests to be done, then I would think I am doing a great job in my mission.
Use your voice. You know your body the best!