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Aneica Duffy

Aneica Duffy

Name: Aneica Duffy
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Foreglen, County Derry
Campaign: To educate people about inflammatory bowel disease

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 16.  It was very painful.  I felt tired, sick and lost so much weight.


Medication did not help me so I had surgery at 19 and again at 21, which involved having part of my bowel removed and a stoma fitted.


Despite this, I have never let it hold me back.  I love playing the sport of camogie competitively and eight months after my surgery, I ran a leg of the Belfast Marathon.  Last October I even did a skydive. 


My message to anyone with inflammatory bowel disease or who has a stoma is, don’t let it stop you living the active life you want, you can do anything!


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