• Pen/E-Pals

    If you are looking to make new friends and would like to talk to someone who understands what you are going through, then why not try our Penpal Scheme.

    Below is a list of current Pen/E-Pals and their details. If you would like to have contact with any of them by email, please contact us at support@cicra.org with the name & number of the Penpals you have chosen and we will forward your email address on to them, asking them to make contact with you.

    List updated – November 2014

    Claire – 3020

    I am 15 years old and would like a Pen Pal.  I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease in October 2012 after being ill for six months.  At first my symptoms were controlled with Modulen but I soon relapsed.  I was intolerant to Azathioprine and I am currently on Infliximab every 5 weeks.  I still struggle with fatigue and feeling unwell, with the hospital now saying I have irritable bowel syndrome. Although I am in remission I still have not been completely better since diagnosis and I am currently having a flare up in my mouth. I enjoy spending time with my friends and playing with my pets.

    Isabella – 3229

    Hello my name is Isabella (Bella for short). I am 10 years old and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in August 2014.  I love to sing and sing in a choir.  I am also a One Direction fan!  As well as a love for music I adore dogs and I have a pet Labrador called Soli.  I would like to get in touch with someone who understands what is going on with me, so we can support each other.

    Laura – 3205

    Hi, my name is Laura and I’m 16 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in May 2014. I am on Azathioprine and may need to have Humira.  I am currently doing my GCSE’s and enjoy activities such as reading, writing and art.  I also like watching films.  I do Tae-Qwon-Do and am part of the Air Cadets (ATC).  I would like a pen-pal with similar interests.

    Ronnie – 3104

    Hello, my name is Ronnie and I am a 15 year old girl. I have had ‘UC’ since I was 3 years old and now been diagnosed with Crohns.  I am on Infliximab every 2 months, Azathioprine, Movicol and painkillers.  I have also recently had a colostomy bag fitted.  I do feel isolated at school and I struggle as I have missed out on a lot!  My hobbies are reading, walking my puppy and Xbox.  I would love to write to a pen pal that I could relate to.

    Lucy – 3103

    Hi my name is Lucy and I’m 14 years old. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in October 2013.  I love Irish dance and ice-skating.  I am in Year 10 and currently studying for my GCSE’s.

    Bethany – 3114

    Hi my name is Bethany and I am 11 years old. I have Crohn’s  Disease.   I enjoy doing athletics, tennis, street dance, badminton, and I love watching cooking and home building programmes. I have started high school this year. I don’t mind how old you are if you want to be my pen-pal, I can be your friend.

    Hannah – 2949

    Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m 15 years old.  I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis not long ago.  I’m in year 10 and working towards my GCSE’s.  I love singing, drama and dancing.  I have a dog and I love animals

    George – 3013

    I am nearly 16 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s July 2013.  I am in Year 11, but am behind as I’ve missed so much school.  I like mountain biking, rugby, Minecraft and PS3.  I am currently on Modulen and Azathioprine.  I would like to hear from someone with similar interests of a similar ago (also like cars and motorbikes!).

    Jagen – 3001

    Hello, I’m Jagen and I am 13 years old (in Year 9).  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in June 2013; currently I am on Humira but I am focused on not letting Crohn’s Disease take over my life.  I love sport, especially cycling, tennis, badminton, climbing, football and athletics but I am also good at drama and art.  I am interested in many other things; it would be great to have someone to talk to and for them to share their news and experiences with me.

    Charlotte – 3113

    Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am 16 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009 and would like a Pen/E-Pal of a similar age who I could talk to and share experiences with.  I am currently studying for my A-Levels and love going to concerts.

    Giorgia – 2560

    Hello, my name is Giorgia and I am 18 years old.  I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2011.  I am currently studying Level 3 TV and Film at Wiltshire College.  I am still trying to find a medicine/treatment to get me into remission.  I’m happy to share experiences and chat with anyone who wants to.

    Lydia – 3027

    Hi, my name is Lydia and I’m 14 years old.  I was recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.  I’m in Year 10, I love drama and animals, especially dogs!  I like listening to pop music and playing on my Nintendo 3DS.

    Nera – 3033

    My name is Nera and I’m 15 years old, I have Ulcerative Colitis. I love art, science, reading and animals.  I have a cute dog called Tessie.  I also constantly sing and love listening to music as much as possible.

    Keilan – 3118

    Hi, I’m Keilan and I’m 10 years old and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in January 2013. I’m taking Azathioprine and Calcium D3 every day.  I like reading, enjoy art and love doing drama.  I have a Wii and love playing Fifa.  I would love to have a pen pal very quickly so I can talk to someone who understands what I am going through.

    Jessica – 3063

    Hi, my name is Jessica and I am 10 years old. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in January 2013.  I absolutely love dogs especially Pomeranians and I also like Maths and Art.  I would like a Pen Pal who understands what I am going through.

    Wendy – 2451

    Hello, my name is Wendy and I am 14 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at the age of 10.  I have had Modulen twice since being diagnosed and I am currently taking Mesalazine.  My interests are art, listening to music, animals, reading and many other things, I am looking for a Pen Pal who understands what I am going through and who I can share experiences with.

    Kimya – 3095

    Hi, my name in Kimya, I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last year. I enjoy listening to music, going shopping with my friends, baking and swimming.  I would like a pen pal of a similar age.

    Lucy – 3159

    My name is Lucy, I am 16 years old and have just finished school; I am now expecting to go to college in September to do beauty therapy.  I have 2 cats and 3 dogs, my interest are singing and dancing and my favourite band is One Direction!!  I was diagnosed in 2011 aged 12 with indeterminate colitis.  I am on Azathioprine, Prednisolone and Calcichew.  I would like to talk to someone who is a similar age and similar interests as me.

    Katy – 1582

    My name is Katy and I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 8.  I love shopping, reading, writing and running.

    Hafsa – 3142

    Hi ,my name is Hafsa and I am 12 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Colitis in September 2010.  I enjoy maths, science and sewing.  I am taking Azathioprine, Prednisolone and CalciChew.  I am recovering from a recent flare up.  I am also training for a black belt in jiu jitsu and would like a pen pal of a similar age.

    Niamh – 2983

    Hi, I’m Niamh and I am 15 years old, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in November 2011. I am in Year 11, but am home tutored due to chronic fatigue.  My hobbies are reading, art, drawing, and painting, watching films and listening to music. 

    Peter – 3028

    I am 10 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in January 2013.    I like rock and roll music, playing guitar and learning to play the bagpipes. I also like to read. I would like to talk to people who know what I am going through.

    Mari – 3121

    Hi my name is Mari and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease on the 28th April this year.  I had my 10th birthday recently on the 13th May.  I like to draw, sing and play games.  I would really like to have a pen pal with a similar condition to me because they will understand.

    Corah – 3032

    My name is Corah and I am 10 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s October 2013. I don’t manage to go to school much as I have been unwell, hopefully the treatment I am having now will make me feel better.  I love all animals and like art.  I would love to have a chat with other children who have Crohn’s or Colitis.

    Zak – 3155

    Hello, my name is Zak and I am nearly 9. I have 3 younger brothers, and was diagnosed with Crohns early last year.  One of my brothers is my identical twin and we both like playing video games, and also enjoy playing cricket.  I also do karate on Thursday and drama on Saturday.  I play warhammer 40,000 and like airfix.  I am currently on 2 medications, one called Azathioprine and the other called Prednisolone.

    Yasmin – 3170

    Hi! My name is Yasmin and I have Ulcerative Colitis, I was diagnosed in 2009. I am 15 years old and currently studying for my GCSE’s.  I love to read, watch movies and go shopping.  I am on Azathioprine, Pentasa, ranitidine and Infliximab every 7 weeks.  Since 2009 I have had a lot of flare ups.  I would love to have a pen pal who is similar to my age and shares similar experiences.

    Amy – 2193
    I am 17 years old and from Liverpool, diagnosed with Crohns in 2008.  I am currently on Humira injections.  I am studying for my ‘A’ Levels and would like a pen pal of a similar age.  My interests are music, socialising and fashion.

    Hannah – 3072

    I’m Hannah and I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in December 2013.  I am 11 years old and in Year 7.  I like Pharrell Williams and Keith Lemon.  I live in Kent.  I would love to hear from anyone.

     

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    When we receive a request to put a child in touch with another we will send a copy of the initial email to the parents e-mail address so they are aware who their children are contacting.

    Please note that CICRA cannot accept any responsibility for any unsuitable or undesirable contacts made through this column.