Allow me to say a HUGE thank you to all of you that have been following my youtube channel and the blog right here. I am amazed by the number of you that are interested to hear more from me about how I am managing two autoimmune diseases.
In response to this I have put together a short video to tell you about a crowd funding initiative I have begun…
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I never in a million years imagined I would ever share these images of myself with the world on youtube, let alone to everyone I know on Facebook. For the past 4 years I have been suffering with Alopecia Areata but this year it really reached it’s worst. I decided that instead of suffering alone I would share my experience on youtube and pledged to tackle this autoimmune disease with a paleo diet. I succeeded! All of my hair is growing back, and even better, I am controlling my symptoms of Crohn’s disease.
I was totally stunned at the response on youtube. The video now has over 122,000 views and I have 664 subscribers. Every day I receive messages asking for support and advice. I do the best that I can but without being a qualified therapist my help is limited.
Unfortunately due to a severely debilitating crohn’s flare this year (during which I escaped surgery by the skin of my teeth!) I had to quit working and focus on healing with this diet. With the help of naturopathic nutrition I am now very well and eager to help many other sufferers by becoming a Nutritional Therapist. However, since leaving my job and returning home to my parents I am in no position to pay for this tuition. Instead, with a nudge from some good friends I have been persuaded to crowd fund to pay for a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition.
I hope that you can help me in some way with this fundraising, even if just to pass the message on to someone else who can.
Please share my page and video below: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/stella-arenillas
Many thanks and love to all! x