Nicky is having major surgery to repair a stricture & bowel adhered to the pelvis.
Please send all of your love & light to Nichola.
This campaign is more important than ever. Keep sharing, keep donating. The book is finished. This money helps Nicky to edit & publish her story.
In 2017, Nichola published her first book, called Climbing the Ladder of Life- living with Crohn’s disease.
This book touched many lives in different ways, to share Nichola's personal story of survival , after 17 surgeries , living with Crohn’s disease at that stage . The trials and tribulations of Nichola's life. Through adversity it has opened many gates of opportunities for Nichola.
Now TEN years on, Nichola is still striving forward to help educate, and give hope / faith to others living with IBD ( Crohn’s disease ) also her ideas and experiences to never give up (keep climbing back ) Nichola has endured depression that can come also when living with such a chronic extensive complex history as Nicholas.
She believes in always having a dream and keep going. To beat that black dog too.
This book coming out in 2019, is a combination of Allied Health, Conventional and Holistic approach to life ( looking at a whole person ) a multidisciplinary approach to living with IBD, a team of professionals ranging from Nicholas Surgeon, Gastroenterologist, Osteopath, Animal therapy, Stoma nurse, Dietician ( to name a few ) Goldcoast hospital health professionals, along with Nichola as the guiding narrator and her personal experience along the way. It is not a medical journal, it is a handbook for living with Crohn’s disease.
Some other amazing Crohn’s heros sharing their personal story also to inspire others in life.
16 people behind Nichola contributing to her book. She had an idea and has now achieved this, Now years on, after approximately 25 surgeries or more, over 30 years , Nichola is still here to tell the story !! She was diagnosed at 17, and also lost her mum from cancer at the same time, from the age 17 Nichola has been in hospital nearly every year for different periods of time. She is now 49 years of age.
Some very close calls to heaven in her life. After a recent nasty setback, late last year and very recent with a large bowel obstruction again she wants to treasure her small piece of bowel remaining.
Nichola often has lots of humour, to lighten up real life times. ( Nichola at present has 260cm of small bowel left now ) her large bowel, part of her small bowel, rectum and reproductive area are all removed, she has a permanent ileostomy and this has kept her alive, simply another way to go to the toilet.
At present she has a stricture, many adhesions in what’s left of her bowel, so Nichola is currently on puréed food. Mainly liquid nutrition to prevent further surgery/ obstructions or her bowel. Her surgeon literally saved her life in 2012, in ICU her sister said to her come back and help others, she never forgot this. Here she is doing just that. Nichola is one step from
Living on a feeding machine if she requires more surgery which she is remaining positive not to have yet.
Why did Nichola want to write book no 2 ? To keep educating others, supporting, give hope and give strength to many others worldwide in life . Patients AND families enduring IBD. To share her team of professionals that have assisted her in life and help others from her own heart.
To simply touch many lives again.
(Pay it forward)
Nichola looks forward to fulfilling her dream in 2019.
Nichola would like to ask if anyone would like to sponsor a page of $20 or a donation to following link . Or become my sponsor to help me make this happen. We have raised enough for editing fees and $6000 to go.
Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for all those who have donated this far.
Any donation GREATLY appreciated.
Nichola wants to persue this dream & leave her legacy.
It’s NOW FINISHED!!!
This Go Fund Me page supports Nichola with editing and publishing fees , as she lives on a disability pension.
I need support to make this book come to fruition and helps others. 78,000 in Australia alone have this nasty disease.
It will help many people
Nicholas website is www.climbingtheladderoflife.com
If you click on video, you will hear Nichola's guest talk a few years ago in Cairns .
Let’s make this happen!!!
I’m feeling so blessed again to be here after just coming out of hospital and not out of the woods but very happy my book will help many people and families living with IBD.
Please help me pay it forward .
Love and light Nichola
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