Former MasterChef Australia contestant, Aaron Sanders was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease about a decade ago, after being mis-diagnosed as having a parasite. He is now using his social media presence to be an advocate for people living with invisible disease and mental health. Sarah Starkey is a Palliative Care Nurse and a lived-experience ambassador for Crohn’s and Colitis Australia. She and Aaron will be guests today on our radio show Brainwaves.
They will discuss the diseases from a lived experience lens, and shed a light on the mental health realities of the conditions, and the areas where the health system can support those living with the diseases more thoroughly - as well as talk about the Live Fearless Challenge run by CCA to destigmatise the diseases.
Head to crohnsandcolitis.org.au for more information on the challenge and on how to support the 200k people in Australia with the disesaes, and don't forget to follow Sarah, Aaron and Flic on Instagram for more information and support!
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