Sitting here the on the eve of the my 10th "GUTSY WALK" So many emotions and questions going through my mind, my heart and my soul itself. The GUTSY WALK is a walk that with help from people every where we raise money and awareness for all forms of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease). There are many forms, all of which effects the GI track any where from your mouth all the way to your colon. An immune deficiency disorder that causes a lot of pain and for the most part we as patients suffer in silence. Raising money and awareness is not an easy task to do. So that is one of the reasons I put myself out there. Raising awareness and understanding for those who really do not know or understand what Crohn's or Colitis is. I can help you with that.
Just the other day while I was visiting my own doctor a beautiful young soul was told that she had Crohn's. She was devastated, scared and numb all at the same time. I was able to sit and speak with this beautiful person and share some heart filled insight and offer 2 arms to hold her tight, a set of ears to listen to her pain, a heart to offer compassion and 33 years of life with Crohn's to offer support, encouragement, strength and a way to reassure her that the road may seem very long and dark in spots.....but its a journey none the less. A journey that will make you stronger with every step, a journey that will finds it's way deep into your own soul to capture you own ray of light. A light that will turn darkness into sunshine.
Being the Lethbridge Chapter Honorary Chair this yearhas been an honor. All though I feel I haven't done very much I do feel that another door in my journey has opened. A door that I truly hope that others that suffer in silence will follow. Follow and allow me to help in any way that I possibly can. There is no reason that any of us should suffer in silence. There is an ENTIRE BEAUTIFUL WORLD out there and you deserve to live it....and live it to the FULLEST!!!!
Finding my path in life allows me to help others. I truly feel that my journey has lead me here and experiencing all the positive shifts in my journey allows me to open my heart and soul to you either from a YOGA mat or in front of a YOGA class teaching how to use your life force to find your journey or walking in the GUTSY WALK!!!!!
I think I just answered my own questions!!!! Why? Why me?
Looking forward to continuing on my journey to help raise awareness and help raise money to make it "STOP"
I GOT GUTS!!!!!