On November 23rd I completed my trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, walking 135km in 8 days up to an altitude of 5416m. With joint problems and massive anxiety from my colitis I was successful in crossing the Thorung-La Pass and making it home alive! During the trek I have been raising money that will be donated to Crohn’s & Colitis Australia. The funds raised will go towards supporting Australians suffering with IBD, a current figure of over 75,000, along with funding clinical trials for more treatments.
A cause close to home, I’ve suffered with Ulcerative Colitis for 3 years. The disease has no cure, removes quality of life and is not well understood or managed. IBD can affect anyone, usually those between 15 and 30 years of age and will stay for life. While I’ve been lucky to have great support and the access to treatment, treatments for this disease are terribly underfunded and under-researched. The goals of this trek are to prove that Ulcerative Colitis isn’t a sentence, to raise awareness of this disease that attacks so many Australians, and to donate money that can go towards supporting those that haven’t been as lucky as me.
All donations of any amount are appreciated and are fully tax deductable.