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. Enter your details on the form at the bottom of this page to be registered.
Below is a list of current penpals and their details. If you would like to have contact with any of them by email, please contact us and we will forward your email address on to them, asking them to make contact with you. If you would prefer to make contact by letter, then again complete the form and return it to us attaching your letter in a sealed envelope, marked with the penpals name and we will forward the letter on (please make sure you include your contact details in the letter).
Marihah Rizwy is 10 years old and just started year 6. She was not well over the summer and has been diagnosed with IBD (probably Crohns but they are not sure). Everyday Marihah has to have Prednisolone Sulfasalazine and Fortisips. Marihah is starting to feel better and wants to go to Choi kwang doi (where she was an orange belt before she became ill). She loves reading, especially Lemony Snicket, and she loves watching Horrid Henry.
Hannah Lavender has recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s and it’s all a bit new to her. Hannah is on a Modulen diet and taking Pentasa. She Likes cats, music, shopping and camping.
Lilli Woodhouse is 12 years old in year 7 waiting to be diagnosed with either Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis. She has been of school on and of now for about 1 month. Lilli has 2 dogs both Jack Russels called Pops with one eye and Skippa who is a 8 month old puppy! Her hobbies are Watching telly, going to my local drama club, singing, dancing and taking her dogs for walks over the park. Lilli’s favorite band is Jls and the Wanted! She would like someone to talk to, so that they can understand, what she is going though ad how she feels all the time!
Amy Walthew is 14 and comes from Liverpool. She was diagnosed with Crohns in 2008 and would like a penpal of a similar age. Her interests are music, art, drama and dancing.
Emily Simmons is 15 years old and was diagnosed with crohns in 2005. She has been on modulen, steroids, humira, and others and am now on infliximab and azathiaprine. EMily also had a gastrostomy peg in April this year. She likes listening to music, watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends. She is on facebook and would like a pen/internet pal aged 14-18, boy or girl.
Jimmy Hart is 13 years old. He was diagnosed with crohn’s disease and colitus at the age of 9 on august in 2008 at the Royal london hospital. He is on Modulen and other medication. Jimmy’s hobbies are going to cinema, being social, art, reading, and music. Jimmy would like someone with a similar age and a understanding person .
Ellie Sanders is 15 years of age. She has been ill for 3 years and hardly been in school for any of that time. Ellie was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in February 2011. She has 2 dogs, one is a black Labrador and the other is a cross breed. Ellie loves to watch television whenever she can, hanging out with her friends and family, cooking and reading. She is hoping to do a child development and education course at Tresham College in September. Ellie would like a penpal who understands what she is going through, someone between 15 and 19. She is also on facebook.
Grace McGrath is 13 and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in November 2011. She has had a lot of time of school while waiting to be diagnosed and has been taking Modulen (through an NG tube) and Pentasa. Grace enjoys cooking, shopping, cinemas, swimming and spending time with my friends. She is looking for a penpal of a similar age to write to.
Ellie Short is 12 years old and has had Crohns since she was 8. She lives near Milton Keynes and is looking for a pen pal around the same age who understands what she is going through. Ellie has been on medication including Steroids, Azathioprine, Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, Infliximab and many others. She enjoys hanging out with her friends (even though that’s hard with crohns), using her computer, shopping, making new friends, playing with her little sister, writing and reading. Ellie has had a lot of time off school and has only just started secondary school.
Giorgia Nyman is 15 years old and in year 10 at school. Giorgia lives in Chippenham and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in March 2011 after suffering with symptoms for 10 weeks. Her hobbies are hanging out with mates, cooking, watching TV and being with her family. Giorgia has MSN and facebook and is looking for a pen pal aged 14-19, boy or girl.
Chelsey Bartley is 15 years old and just finishing year 10. She lives in London and has suffered with crohns disease for nine years. She enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, listening to music, cooking, fashion, reading magazines and reality TV. Chelsey is generally a creative person who enjoys art and textiles. Chelsey would like to get in touch with a penpal age 14-16 who also has crohn’s, who is understanding and has been through similar circumstances and is interested in similar hobbies.
Jimmy McAdam is 17 years old and is currently doing his A-levels. He enjoys many sports and plays golf as a hobby throughout the week. He enjoys watching the television when he can. However he feels a bit negative and would like a penpal who understands what he is going through. He would like a penpal the same age if possible.
Rebecca Hewitt is 15 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2006. Her favourite colour is pink and she supports Barnsley F.C. Rebecca has 4 dogs, Lucy, Harry, Flo and Alfie and a cat called Thomas. She loves watching Eastenders and Dr. Who. She would love a penpal of a similar age.
Sophie Greenwood was diagnosed with Crohn’s in March 2004. She is 18 years old and lives in Burnley, Lancashire. Sophie has a part-time job at Halfords and enjoys the cinema, nights out and socialising in her spare time. She is looking for a penpal between the ages of 16 and 20.
Katy Whitlock is 12 years old and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when she was 8. She likes reading, writing, shopping for new clothes and books. She has one guinea-pig called “Bramble”. She is looking for a penpal of a similar age.
Hőrn Arnarsdóttir is 15 years old and lives in Aberdeen. Hőrn has had Crohns since she was 7. She enjoys ballet, jazz, contemporary dancing and hockey and going shopping with her friends. Her favourite TV programmes are Friends and Scrubs. Hőrn would like a pen or internet pal, boy or girl with similar interests.
Rachel Brown is 14 years old and lives in Ipswich, Suffolk. She has Ulcerative Colitis. She is currently under West Suffolk Hospital, receiving Infliximab treatment. Rachel likes swimming, reading, watching chick flicks, shopping and eating chocolate. She would love to find a penpal of similar age to chat to via email, letter or IM.
Jasmine Haakerson is 15 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in December 2006. She enjoys listening to music, going to gigs and hanging out with friends. She loves going camping and going to music festivals and she is interested in fashion and art. Jasmine’s favourite band is The Wombats and her favourite food is bacon sandwiches. She would like to find a penpal of similar age.
Brad Collins is 14 years old and lives near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in July 2006. Brad likes football, BMX, trampolining , badminton and swimming. He also enjoys art, listening to music, playing his Xbox 360, meeting his friends and watching films. He is in the Air Training Corps. Brad’s favourite food is pasta. Brad is looking for an understanding penpal.
Emily West is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s in June 2008. She has been on Modulen twice. She is now on steroids, Azathioprine, Calcium, vitamins and Senokot. Emily’s favourite colours are pink and blue. Her hobbies are reading, dancing, singing and acting. Emily would like a penpal of similar age.
Charlotte Murray is 16 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s nearly 3 years ago. She has been on steroids, Azathioprine and Modulen. Charlotte is studying hairdressing at college and loves every second of it. She also enjoys shopping and going out with her friends. She would like to talk to someone about what she is going through.
Natasha Critchley was diagnosed with Crohn’s in July 2010. She is currently on Infliximab and Azathioprine. Natasha also has Modulen supplements. She enjoys swimming and would like to hear from someone of a similar age.
Abigail Bond is 15 years old. She loves to read books. Abigails favourite programme on TV is Dr. Who. She does not go to school very often as she does not have a lot of stamina. Her favourite animals are her two cats. She also likes to read.
Harpreet Lotay is 12 years old and in year 7 at secondary school. She lives in Ilford, Essex and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in July 2011 at the Royal London Hospital. Since then she has been on a Modulen diet, Steroids, Azathioprine, Mesalazine and Omeprazole. Harpreet’s hobbies are reading, writing, shopping, listening to music, going to theme parks and the cinema. She is looking for a penpal of similar age.