I met this amazing girl Shantel Payne in India 3 years ago who I ended up travelling with and taking back to Dubai. She was really ill when I met her and between our adventures we spent lots of time making hospital visits. She has Ulcerative Colitis and after trying countless treatments had to get a colostomy bag.
I saw her go through some really hard days and she always laughed everything off even though I know she was suffering…she has always had a wonderful positive spirit which I think masked half of what she went through. She is smart, hilarious and just an amazing girl and after spending so much time with her she felt like a little sister to me.
Since her op, she is turning her life around and this year she plans to walk the great wall of China which is a challenge for anyone but particularly with her condition, her muscles are weaker and she is gonna have to work twice as hard. She is raising money to help other people with Crohns disease and Ulcerative Collitis and today is her birthday so it would be amazing if you could help her reach her target and donate to her cause here because nobody deserves it more!! If you can’t donate you can still follow her incredible story by clicking here.