Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford

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Sahara was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2007, at the age of 19, after just two weeks of being incredibly unwell. One week later, she had emergency surgery to remove her colon and rectum and had her first ileostomy.Her journey with IBD has been a turbulent one; a multitude of treatments, complications, 7 surgeries and an insistent need to learn, ultimately led to her being a pro-active IBD advocate. Read more.