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Being part of E-Pals has made me feel less alone, and isolated. We all have similar experiences and chatting to others has made me realise I am ’normal’ but my own kind of ’normal’. I would say that E-Pals may seem scary at first, but it can make you feel so much better and you become part of a community that doesn't judge.

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 e-pal scheme?

Below is a list of current e-pals and their details. If you would like to contact any of them by email, please contact us. Please let us have the name & number of the e-pals you have chosen and we will forward your email address on to them, asking them to contact you. You need to be a member to join e-pals.

Kyan – 4095

Hi, I’m Kyan and I’m 10 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s on 17th April 2018. I like playing football and playing on my I-Pad. I would love to chat and make new friends.

Georgia – 5218

Hi, my name is Georgia and I'm 13.  I was diagnosed with Crohns on my 13th birthday!! I'm currently on steroids and other stuff.  I love spending time with friends, cooking, being active especially netball and spending time with our 2 dogs, Boots and Barney.  However, my all-time favourite thing to do is go to my room and watch Friends again and again in peace and quiet.

Anya – 5205

Hi, my name is Anya and I got diagnosed in September 2018 With Crohn’s Disease. I’m nearly 12 and I love cats, dogs, singing and lots more. I find it really hard to go to school as I have bad anxiety. I hope you will want to write to me

Esme – 5211

Hello, my name is Esme, I am almost 14 and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease on the 13th February 2019. I have recently been on the liquid diet and found it really difficult. I like to watch Netflix and I enjoy painting. I would love to talk to people in a similar situation as me 😊

Nathan – 5157

Hi, my name is Nathan and I am 12 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s just before my 10th birthday. I like to play football and tennis. I also like to play on my PlayStation, my favourite games are FTA and Fortnite.

Ella – 4103

Hi, my name is Ella. I am 16 and have ulcerative colitis. I am currently studying for my GCSES and hope to attend agricultural college. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, dog walking, shooting and spending time with my animals. I am also a member of the young farmers and would love to hear from anyone with similar interests to myself and anyone who sometimes struggles with their illness.

Kyran – 5132

Hi, I am Kyran and I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in May 2018 and after two courses of steroids and a stay in Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a week during the World Cup, I am now on Infliximab. I am a keen sportsman and I love football, running and tennis especially although this has been made more difficult recently. I am a season ticket holder at Sheffield Wednesday and love to trade good banter with fans of other teams. I would like to be an E-pal with anyone who has similar needs and interests – thanks for reading this.

Faith - 5231

Hi, my name is Faith and I’m 13 years old (in year 8), I was diagnosed with IBD (UC) in February 2019. I like drawing, watching films and listening to music. I like to watch Anime, I like Pretty Cure (a magical girl anime) and I like to read and write stories. It would be great to talk to other people with IBD 😊

Alisha - 5217

My name is Alisha, I am 14 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in August 2018. I like to dance and do trampolining. I would like to speak to people who have IBD like me.

Serenity - 5066

Hi, my name is Serenity and I am 11 years old. I love animals, my pets are Charlie my Leopard Gecko, Tiddles & Fudge my cats and Coco my dog. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in September 2018. I also love to play PS4.

Jessica – 5129

Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m 8 years old (9 in July!). I was diagnosed with UC in December 2018. I love animals, drawing, watching YouTube videos and playing and talking to my friends. I hope we can be friends as it will be nice to talk to someone who understands what its like to have UC. I look forward to talking to you!

Chloe – 5148

Hi, I’m Chloe and I’m 12. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis just before Christmas 2018 and spent 5 nights in hospital. I would like to talk to people who understand how it feels as it’s still new to me and I’m finding it difficult at the moment. My favourite thing to do is dancing. I do tap, ballet and modern dance. I also love art and creating things using my imagination.

Mannix – 4027

Hello, my name is Mannix and I am 7 years old and have just recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s. My favourite film is night at the museum 2. I collect super-zings and have around 27 so far. I have 8 pets at home they are snails, dogs and lizards and I also have a little brother! I would love to make some new friends.

Mason – 5134

Hi, my name is Mason I’m 17 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in October 2017, I also have Autism. I am in my first year at college. I’m a big football fan, I love watching football, talking about it and playing it on my PlayStation. I have a good sense of humour and I like to have a laugh with people. I love to meet new people and I like to socialise. I’m good at chatting, it would be nice to chat to new people and to make some new friends. It would also be nice to talk to different people about their experiences with Crohn’s Disease.

Rafferty – 5128

My name is Rafferty and I am 8 years old. I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and have just completed 6 weeks of Modulen. I like playing football, tennis, golf and on my PlayStation.

Beatrice - 3929

Hi, I'm Bea and I am 13, I was diagnosed with Crohn's in December 2017. I was on Modulen for 8 weeks and I was on it over Christmas and couldn't eat, but Christmas was still fun. I would love to talk to people who understand or to anyone who needs some help getting through this first bit. I love to dance, and I have two cats called Pip and Hulk who always keep my mind off things and keep me happy!

Tom - 4091

Hi, I’m Tom and I’m 12 years old and recently started senior school. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in July 2018 and I’m on Azathioprine and Humira. I enjoy playing football, badminton and golf and when I am at home I like playing on my PS4 and being with my friends. I would enjoy speaking to anyone with similar interests.

Megan – 5000

Hi, my name is Megan I am 11 years old, I love acting (I am in the Brize Norton panto), singing, drawing and badminton. I was diagnosed with intense Ulcerative Colitis in January 2017. I have 4 sisters and 3 brothers, my mum and one of my brothers has UC too. I’d love to speak to people and make friends. I’m on Asacol, Azathioprine and Vedolizumab which I’ve just started at my drugs aren’t working.

Maisie – 3412

I am now 16 and was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 12. It was the 27th May 2015 when I got the news after an endoscopy and colonoscopy. I was really thin and looked ill. After I got diagnosed I was on Modulen for 6 weeks which unfortunately didn’t work. I had to stay in Southampton Hospital for 3 days after I got diagnosed. After Modulen I was put on steroids and my face was very chubby! Fortunately, the steroids worked. I feel much better now and am on azathioprine, Senna and vitamin D spray.

Luis – 3761

Hi, my name is Luis, I am 11 years old and was diagnosed with UC in October 2016.  I am currently taking vedolizumab.  I love horse riding, athletics, my dog Pete and play station.  I would love to hear what other people think about UC and how to deal with it.

Amy – 3594

Hey, my name is Amy. I am 16 years old and I have been diagnosed with Crohns since 2016, I love music and I am also a snowboarder. It’s nice to speak to people who understand and to create new friends from this 😊

Natasha – 3569

Hi, my name is Natasha and I’m 15 years old. I have had Crohn’s disease since 2015. My hobbies are; dance, acting and performing and cooking.  I would love to chat and make new friends.

Willow – 3330

Hi, my name is Willow and I am 13 years’ old and I was diagnosed with Indeterminate Colitis when I was 6. I like acting, art and I also go to Scouts. I also adore animals especially dogs and guinea pigs!! My medications now are Azathioprine and Mesalazine. I am home educated and have a twin brother and 2 older sisters’, and I would love to hear from anyone who would like to write to me!

Oscar - 4104

Hello, my name is Oscar.  I have Crohn's.  I am 14 and have had Crohn's since I was 1 year old (2006).  I wish I could have someone to talk to about Crohn's, so I have a better understanding of what could happen.  I like reading, drawing and watching films, especially Marvel.

Anya – 5168

Hi, my name is Anya and I’m 11 years old (year-6).   I like drawing, singing, dancing and writing. I absolutely love Harry Potter and pandas. I have UC (Ulcerative Colitis) and would really like to speak to someone who is going through the same thing.

Macy – 4037

Hi, my name is Macy and I’m 15 years old.  I was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Crohn’s Disease.  I like reading and watching Netflix.  I enjoy cooking. I have a cocker spaniel puppy named Dexter. 

Thomas – 3654

Hi, I’m Thomas and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in September 2016.  I am 11 years old. My crohns was mainly in my stomach on diagnosis, I did a liquid only diet initially which worked for a while. I am now on my second course of steroids within the last 9 months and it is likely I will be trying infliximab very soon to try and get me back into remission. I like playing on my Xbox, riding my BMX bike and scooters. I also like the army and can’t wait until I am old enough to join army cadets. I am in Year 6 at school.  I would like to hear from anyone who would like to be my friend.

Katy – 1582

My name is Katy and I am 20 years old. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 8 years old. I enjoy reading, running and shopping and I love animals. 

Alice – 3924

Hi, I am Alice and I’m 10 years old - I love horses and cats!  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in August 2017 and am currently on Infliximab which is making me a lot better! I would love to chat and share my feelings with someone who understands.

Lizzy – 4080

Hi, I’m Lizzy and I’m 15 years old. I have been ill for 5 years, 2 months ago I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s. I was on Modulen for 10 weeks and have only just started eating, but I’m not getting any better yet. I have also struggled with depression and anxiety for a couple of years, I do have friends who support me, but I feel alone as no one understands. I would love to talk to someone in a similar situation, I love music, reading and watching TV.

Isla – 5039

Hello, my name is Isla and I’m 11 years old and I am at Secondary School. At the moment I am on a liquid diet for 5 weeks! Because I have Crohn’s my body needs a break from food. I love my dog Jack, dancing, drama and all sports. I would love to speak to someone who has similar interests to me.

Daisy - 5014

Hi, my name is Daisy Mae and I’m 9. I love all animals and in my spare time I love to draw them! I have recently been diagnosed with IBDU, so I don’t know whether I have UC or Crohn’s disease. I’m on Azathioprine and having regular Infliximab infusions. Having someone else to talk to will really help me.

Eryn – 4047

Hi, I’m Eryn, I’m 13 years old and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in January 2018 when I was 12. I love animals and I have a dog and five parrots. I am in the army cadets and enjoy star-wars, superheroes, films, drawing and music.

Amy – 5018

Hi, my name is Amy and I am 12 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in October 2016. I am on Infliximab every 6-weeks at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. I have a twin sister and older brother. I enjoy art, films, all animals, reading and walking my dog. I sometimes find it a struggle with my Crohn’s and would love to talk to others in a similar situation.

Emma – 3995

My name is Emma, I am 13 years old.  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 12 in December 2017.  I have had steroids and I am now on Humira injections every 2 weeks.  I love gymnastics and trampolining.  I have two pet rabbits Barney and Lilly and a cat called Luna but love all animals 😊

Jess - 3958

Hi, I am Jess, I am 14 and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 12. I am now on Infliximab and methotrexate. Also, I love playing on my piano and playing with my dog.

Kira – 5065

Hi, I’m Kira, I’m 14 years old and in Year 9.  I got diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in July 2018.  I like listening to music, trampolining, being with my friends and playing netball.  I would really like to speak to somebody a similar age to me, so I can talk about Crohn’s and other things without having to explain everything.

Brooke – 3698

Hi, I’m Brooke; I’m 16 and I was diagnosed with colitis in 2016. I enjoy music, art and baking. I’m slowly starting to feel more like my old self, but I’d love to talk to anyone who needs any advice or just someone to talk to.

George – 4066

Hi, my name is George, I am 16 and have Indeterminate Colitis.  I am taking Mercaptopurine and steroids. I like rock climbing and playing on my X-Box.

Imogen – 4104

Hi, my name is Imogen, I am 11 years old and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in May 2017, since then I have been in hospital twice. I enjoy playing with my toys, doing drama, singing and dancing, I have ridden a horse once and I really enjoyed it. I already have friends, but none have UC. I would really like to talk to someone with a similar condition. I am on Modulen four times a day plus various over medication including Infliximab.

Hannah – 4019

👋🏼 my name is Hannah.  I am 12 years old and just started year 7. 

I live in Manchester with 💕 my dog 🐕 Ralphie and my fish 🎣   

I was diagnosed with UC in May 2018. I 💖 horse 🐎 riding, ice skating ⛸ and gymnastics 🤸🏻‍♀️ I also love 💗hockey, tennis 🎾, netball and rounders.  I would like to hear 👂🏼 from someone who is in a similar situation 😀thank you x

Jess – 3791

Hiya, my name is Jess and I am 18 years old. I was diagnosed with IBD in March 2016 whilst studying for my GCSE’s (not the best timing). I am more than happy to talk to anyone who wants to chat about anything as I can talk for England. 

Emma – 3733

I’m Emma and I’m 17 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in August 2016 at the age of 14 after experiencing symptoms for 3 years. I currently take azathioprine, adcal and Infliximab. I enjoy baking, sport and watching films. I would love to talk to people who understand the difficulties with Crohn’s and struggles with school.

Hannah – 2949

I’m Hannah, I’m 19 years old and I was diagnosed with IBD at 13. I work part time in retail and I’m a part time nail technician. I’m happy to talk to anyone who needs a chat or some support’ 😊 

Tami – 3664

Hi, I'm Tami and I'm 15. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in June 2016 and since then have been on Azathioprine, Steroids (prednisolone), Modulen and am currently on Humira; although soon I will be changing to Amgvetia. I play hockey regularly and am currently revising for my GCSE's in May. I am also part of The ACF (Army Cadets) and enjoy going out on field craft weekends.

Natalia – 3341

Hi, my name is Natalia and I am 20 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the age of 11. Despite now being on the top tier of medications I am struggling and am a long way off going into remission. Currently, I am at college studying Applied Science and hope to study a degree in Biomedical Science. I am passionate about rowing and hope to resume this sport once I am feeling better, I also love reading and listening to music.

Olivia – 4003

Hi, my name is Olivia and I am 11 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in February 2018. I have been on a six-week Modulen liquid diet. I now take Methotrexate, Folic acid and Modulen. I enjoy dancing, drama, singing and acting. Please get in touch soon 😊

Holly - 3970

Hi, my name is Holly and I am 11 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in February 2018. I am currently on infliximab infusions every 8 weeks. I recently started secondary school. My interests are reading, writing stories, playing netball and playing the sims! I’d like to meet someone with the same interests and have someone to talk to about Crohn’s. I hope to hear from you 😊

Emily – 4030

Hi, my name is Emily, I am 16 and was diagnosed with Crohn’s on the 13th June 2018. I am doing my GCSE’s and would like to speak to people in a similar situation.

Jodi – 3893

My name is Jodi and I am 17 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s August 2017. I am on Infliximab infusions and Azathioprine tablets. I enjoy art and also love talking about fashion. I also do dance as well. It would be good to talk to other teenagers about their experiences with Crohn’s or colitis. 

Amelia – 3746

Hi, I am Amelia and I'm 13 (Year 9). I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in October 2016. I am currently taking azathioprine and am having infliximab infusions every 8 weeks. I play table tennis for my local club and I am a scout.   Also, I enjoy playing the piano and doing art at school and in my spare time. I am happy to talk to anyone about anything and answer questions.

Anna – 3299

Hi, I’m Anna and I’m 17 years old (year 13).  I was diagnosed with IBDU (this means they don’t know if it is Crohn’s or Colitis) in October 2014.  I love to sing, and I like to meet up with friends. I am studying for A Levels in Photography, Art and Health and Social Care. I missed a lot of school in years 10 & 11 and had to take my GCSE’s at home. I live in Surrey and am on Infliximab every 8 weeks currently.  My main issue now is fatigue which stops me doing as much as I’d like.  I would love to talk to anyone who has similar worries to me.

Amy – 3909

Hi, I’m Amy and I am 16 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in September 2017. I am on infliximab and have been on a 6-week diet of Modulen. I enjoy reading, singing, dance, shopping and listening to music. I am doing my GCSE’s this year and have already missed a lot of school. I would really like to talk to people going through similar things to me.

Summer – 4020

Hi, I’m Summer and I am 11 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in February 2018. I started on Modulen but sadly it didn’t work, and I was then started on Steroids which didn’t work either and I am now on Infliximab. I love horse riding, dancing and team sports and my i-phone and food. I would love to talk to anyone who knows how it feels to have Crohn’s.

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