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Football event shows Kirsty is more than match for Crohn’s Disease

Football event shows Kirsty is more than match for Crohn’s Disease, Kirsty Clubley who is organising a football tournament, funday and raffle to raise money for charity. Pictured with a signed NCFC shirt and ball which are two of the raffle prizes.

Mrs Clubley, of Thunder Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which affects the bowel, when she was just 19.

After years of struggling against the condition, Mrs Clubley has decided to set up a charity event tomorrow to raise awareness of bowel diseases Crohn’s and colitis.

“I’m not going to let Crohn’s rule my life,” she said.

“I want to stand up for people with the condition.”

And Mrs Clubley has been backed by Norwich City skipper Russell Martin, a colitis sufferer, who has donated a signed Canaries shirt and football for a prize draw at the charity event.

Crohn’s and colitis are the main two forms of inflammatory bowel disease which can affect people in many ways. It can limit the types of food and drink a person can digest and cause chronic fatigue. There is no known cure.

For Mrs Clubley, her condition meant she felt unable to go out to socialise with her friends and she became extremely cautious about what she could eat.

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Crohn’s Cure vs Remission Thoughts

Crohn’s Cure vs Remission Thoughts, I hate the word cure, and for good reason. People throw that word around willy-nilly when discussing all sorts of illnesses, especially inflammatory bowel diseases. People have claimed that they were cured of these medically incurable diseases through homeopathic methods, diet modification, and, in my favorite case, using their mind. These outlandish claims are not only wrong but facilitate the dissemination of misinformation that overpowers the discussion of chronic, incurable diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Merriam Webster Dictionary defines cure as something such as a drug or medical treatment that stops a disease and makes someone healthy again or the act of making someone healthy again after an illness.

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