This Girl With Crohn’s Disease Wants to Remind Us That Not All Disabilities Are Visible


This is one young person wise beyond her years from whom we can all learn a lesson.

Aimee Rouski, a 19-year-old from Liverpool, is afflicted with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the digestive system.

Crohn’s is incurable, and Aimee wanted to share a body positive Facebook post for people with illnesses and disabilities.

In the post she writes:

“I’ve wanted to do this for a while because I always see body posi posts for weight, but not many for disabilities / invisible illnesses.

First off I have Crohn’s disease, it’s a serious incurable illness that nearly killed me, not just a stomach ache like most people seem to think.

A person with crohns will go through many different treatments including surgery, and it’s the surgery I want to touch on now.

“My Crohns has left me with a permanent ileostomy, no large intestine, colon, rectum, anus, or inner thigh muscles as they were used for plastic surgery on my wounds.

I’ve always been okay with the stuff that has happened to me, but some people have real difficulties accepting these things so I just want to say this.

No one will know unless you tell them.

“People who know will still love you and still find you beautiful.

Your illness is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about ❤”

Heart emoji for real.

Her post received over 18k shares, 70k likes, and an outpour of support from all over Facebook.

And she even got some attention from the Zucks himself.

Body positivity should be for everyone, much love, Aimee.