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Name: "Kelly"
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Manchester
Campaign: It's not all about poo!

I've had Irritable Bowel Syndrome since I was 13 and I want the public to be kinder to sufferers. I actually feel the stigma of my condition so strongly that i've chosen to remain anonymous, for fear of being mocked.  


If the world was a nicer place, then I would be out and talking openly about it, but I find it embarrassing to tell people, and worry about public reaction.  


This condition is embarrassing, you can feel depressed, isolated and stressed – and that cycle of stress only makes it worse. It’s very disruptive because you always have to plan your day and your activities around being near a toilet. 


A lot of people think you just spend all your time pooing so they think it’s funny, they see it as a joke. They don’t see that it can also cause a lot of physical pain. It’s a life-changing, debilitating and serious medical condition. 


*Kelly is not my real name.


The following fixers helped me with this fix: 

Josef Owen Woodruff

Phoebe McManus


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