Author Topic: FEELING GENEROUS THREAD - Living with Crohn's/Colitis and running the Marathon!  (Read 2674 times)

Offline El Rey, por favor

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Afternoon! Mods/Username Tormentors - if this incorrectly placed or inappropriate please let me know.  :wave

So... I've decided to run the London Marathon for a charity very close to my heart - Crohn's and Colitis UK

Crohn's and Colitis are diseases that are classified under one head 'Inflamed Bowel Disease', both of these diseases are chronic (there is no cure) and they are debilitating and can cause severe pain. Symptoms include: severe weight loss (I dropped from 12stone to 9stone within a few weeks), unbearable stomach cramps/pains and in a lot of cases some embarrassing toilet situations (!) and even surgery.

I was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2011 and have been coming to terms with it and learning how to cope with the illness since then. Knowing that you cannot be cured is quite devastating but maybe one day, with your help we can fund research to find that illusive cure.

Crohn's/Colitis affects hundreds of thousands of people in the United Kingdom alone and is a really severe disease which has a quite alarming lack of awareness.

On Sunday 13th April i'll be running the London Marathon (i'm fucking mad!) to raise a target of 2,500.00. If you think it's a great idea (which it is) and want to sponsor me then please do donate here http://www.justgiving.com/robgambles

I'm a long time supporter and reader of RAWK and hope some of this wonderful online community can help me inch a little closer to my goal! If you can spare a few pennies for a great cause to help try and change the lives of those living with this terrible disease then dig deep and please help out  :D

I love you all,

Lets do this!

Rob

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« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 05:08:37 PM by fml »
PLEASE DONATE TO MY LONDON MARATHON RUN IN AID OF CROHN'S AND COLITIS UK: http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=312885

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PLEASE DONATE TO MY LONDON MARATHON RUN IN AID OF CROHN'S AND COLITIS UK: http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=312885

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Good luck.

my sister has suffered from Crohn's for the last 30 years and was recently hospitalised after eating spinach, she was in for a week.

Donation is on it's way.
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Good luck.

my sister has suffered from Crohn's for the last 30 years and was recently hospitalised after eating spinach, she was in for a week.

Donation is on it's way.

I was hospitalised after taking 2 ibuprofen due to a football sprain. Didn't get out of hospital for 9 days!!

Thankyou millions. Very much appreciate your generosity.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 05:59:58 PM by fml »
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I was hospitalised after taking 2 ibuprofen due to a football sprain. Didn't get out of hospital for 9 days!!

Thankyou good sir. Very much appreciate your generosity.

Blimey, that's a bit much!

Oh, I'm female by the way :-)
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Blimey, that's a bit much!

Oh, I'm female by the way :-)

Whoops! Edited. Thank you all the same!   ;D
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You're wecome and good on you! It is a very debilatating disease and can attack you at any age.
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Come on RAWKITES! Do your good deed for the day :)
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Shazz and Harinder have donated so far. Thankyou very much guys! Lets keep it going :)
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My girlfriend suffers from Crohn's disease. I know it is a pain in the arse. Literally  ;D Seriously though, not a lot of people appreciate how much of a c*nt Crohn's disease can be. Almost all of the foods we like affects her and at least once a day she is doubled over in pain.

I will donate on Thursday. Unfortunately, it will only be 5 as I'm proper skint for the next 3 months.

Good luck mate.

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My girlfriend suffers from Crohn's disease. I know it is a pain in the arse. Literally  ;D Seriously though, not a lot of people appreciate how much of a c*nt Crohn's disease can be. Almost all of the foods we like affects her and at least once a day she is doubled over in pain.

I will donate on Thursday. Unfortunately, it will only be 5 as I'm proper skint for the next 3 months.

Good luck mate.

Absolutely anything is brilliant, Barney :)

It is a bastard of a disease.

Thanks for the luck, i'll need it!!
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Will drop in 10. My girlfriend said she'll donate a fiver too. No doubt I'll never see hers  :D

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This disease really is becoming more and more frequent. Strange that doctors cannot pinpoint the trends/causes for that rise in incidents. Good cause!

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Bump.

10 just put in the pot.

Good luck mate,  :)
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