I am proud of my scars – They are the roadmap of my life, where I have been and where I am going…

My name is Rachel, I am 29 years old and writing my first blog,

So why have I started to do this?

I want this blog to encourage everyone to have a better understanding of what daily living is like for a person, like me, living with chronic illnesses – We all have a story, I’d love to hear yours…?

I want to connect with people who deeply desire to help not only themselves but others understand that just because you look “normal” doesn’t mean you don’t have a disability.

There is a phrase many of us will be familiar with and can relate to, when people say “To look at you, you wouldn’t think there was anything wrong” – Again, this can be down to just a lack of understanding of what that person is going through or just plane ignorance, so together with us all networking I want us to spread the word that you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to have a disability or be ill and most importantly that because your ill we should miss out on life.

As a young woman living with multiple chronic diseases,  growing up I soon realised that I didn’t have a “normal” life and have been through some incredible life changing experiences, having gone through so much as a child, teenage and now an adult I’ve finally decided that I want to share this and my aim is to create an online community, not only discussing my illness and what I go through on a daily basis but would love to hear your life stories and be the support network that I never had.

I hope this blog inspires you to never give up, shows that no matter how hard the day becomes, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

I hope you enjoy the blogs I put up and I look forward to hearing from you 🙂