Mel's Trek to Spain Crohn's & Colitis Australia
Mel's Trek to Spain
Crohn's & Colitis Australia
Mel's Trek to Spain
Mel's Trek to Spain

Melissa Lord's page has now expired

567 days ago, Melissa Lord created this page and gave everything for Crohn's & Colitis Australia:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 24 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $5,240.88.

My Story

Doing this trek in Spain is a personal challenge for me, but also an opportunity to take part in an exciting adventure with an important outcome. I suffered from bowel issues throughout my whole life so far, being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 18 in the year 2000.

I had struggled to control my symptoms for years, trying several different medications, trial drugs and alternative methods. For ten years I did this, some years were awesome, some were hard and tested my resilience.

Until 2009 when I stopped responding to medications available at the time. I had a perforation in my bowel and consulted surgeons on my options.

The best thing for my health was to have my large bowel removed in its entirety and have a permanent ileostomy created. I don't for one second regret that decision. I have been more healthy post surgery than I ever was before. I have been able to carry two successful pregnancies resulting in my two gorgeous boys.

I'm doing the trek as a personal challenge, but also for research in the hope that one day we will find a cure for these invisible diseases. I don't want my children or anyone else to have to experience these debilitating symptoms.

I'm hoping to raise as much as I can for CCA with a minimum of $4000.00 going to the organisation for vital research projects. I really appreciate your support.

To follow my story, please check out my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/gutlesswonderful

Thank you. Mel xx

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