Supporting the Colostomy and Ileostomy Association

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I encourage you to have a read of what this charity does and donate to help people like me live their lives to the fullest, even if you can’t donate just think twice before judging someone. Invisible disabilities can be complex and completely invisible, everyone is fighting their own battle, no matter how big or small we all justify the same compassion.

I have had a stoma for nearly 5 years and I would like to help spread awareness and authenticity. This charity is a source of solace for any person getting a stoma. I was a teenager when I had the surgery, I was scared, it was a huge unexpected shock, it was life changing, but it saved my life. It does not restrict me in any way shape or form, it has given me a life not taken any part of it away.

I don’t believe in confining myself to the thoughts of others

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Keely at the White House for the Mental Health Youth Action Forum, 2022