walking the pain away!
Kia ora koutou,
I have decided to do the Endometriosis challenge this March for Endometriosis Awareness Month. I want to help raise awareness for this chronic illness that effects 1 in 10 and lacks funding, research, specialists and awareness.
I was diagnosed with Mate Kirikōpū (endometriosis) just 3 weeks ago when I had a diagnostic laparoscopy, but my journey started a long time ago. I suspected I could have endometriosis and spent 6 years going between multiple Doctors, Gynaecologists and specialists, none of which could explain my pain and I was constantly dismissed. Receiving an offical diagnosis was the most validating feeling, but I shouldn’t have had to fight for it.
Not only does this invisible disease take a physical toll, it also takes a huge mental one on not only myself, but my whānau too. That is why my whānau and I have decided to walk the skyline trail in Wellington from Crofton Downs to Johnsonville on 26 March.
Please support me and Endometriosis New Zealand in raising awareness for this disease that does not receive enough attention, so the next generation don’t have to fight for their pain to be validated. It would also mean a lot if you could make a donation through this page to Endometriosis NZ to support all the strong wāhine out there.
Ngā mihi nui koutou.
Ngā mihi nui koutou! 3 April 2022
Kia ora koutou, just wanted to say thank you to all the generous people who donated to endometriosis NZ for endometriosis awareness month. We raised $1,350!! I completed my hīkoi yesterday with my whānau, it was a beautiful walk with amazing views. Despite March being over I will continue to advocate for all the endometriosis warriors out there so this awful illness gets the recognition it deserves. Thank you to everyone who contributed ❤️
Thank you Alice! Xx
Thank you Jessie!