Leading the fight against IBD…

At the end of last year, Glasgow Live was supporting the Catherine McEwan Foundation in raising awareness for those in Scotland affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It wasn’t just those suffering from Crohn’s or Colitis that they featured though.

Sometimes overlooked in medical articles that run on lifestyle websites are the consultants, doctors and nurses who are in the front line, doing everything within their powers to help the patients in their charge.

Someone who has been a great source of strength and a key figure at Glasgow Children’s Hospital in the treatment for those suffering from IBD in Scotland is Paediatric & Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist Nurse, Vicki from Glasgow.

Vicki has been a specialist IBD nurse for over 14 years now and understands more than most the affect that it can have on those who suffer from it.

Vicki: “One of the most challenging things about this job is that you see young people with a chronic and often life changing condition, trying to kind of get on with their lives and do the things that a young person should be doing. But, also, one of the great things about that is that, you see them doing it and they are stronger than they ever believed they were, and we’re lucky to be able to support that, and that’s the truth.”

It’s another great feature on Glasgow Live and we urge you to read the full article, which you can access here.

Vicki has been a huge support to the Catherine McEwan Foundation as we try to improve the lives of those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Scotland.

In the spirit of positivity and raising money with a smile. We do sponsored runs, walks, parachute jumps and a host of events all in the name of fundraising.

If you want to get involved – by volunteering, fundraising or donating, we wholeheartedly welcome your support and would love to hear from you!