South Africa


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2018.

About Jade

My name is Jade, I live in a small town in South Africa. I am autoimmune and I have ulcerative colitis. I have had many ups and downs and it took me a while to really understand what my body was telling me. I was diagnosed when I was 18 years old and I have been in and out of hospital since then, and have had flare ups.  I definitely think being young and having ulcerative colitis is really tough, there are so many limitations when living with a chronic disease especially when it just feels so invisible. Travelling and spending time outdoors have definitely been an escape for me.

I have recently started up a personal blog on Instagram, @ibd_life_journey, as a way for me to share my own experience and raise awareness of IBD. 

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