LIFE AFTER DIAGNOSIS:
LIVING WITH AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM | The Health Museum Houston
We've partnered with the Health Museum again this year for the 2019 National Minority Health Month! Never Walk Alone Foundation will have a panel discussion with patients who will share their life experience living with an autoimmune disease! More details to come!
Never Walk Alone Foundation offers help, hope, and guidance to individuals and families suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
To increase awareness and educate the public regarding known diseases or illnesses and the impact they have on an individual and family unit.
To raise and distribute funds assisting patients with medical expenses (co-pay), parking expenses, cosmetic expenses (wigs or makeup), and daily living expenses (toiletries, food) providing a greater quality of life.
The Never Walk Alone Foundation was established in 2010 to provide information and support families and patients who are facing chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
Danielle Nicole White is a 33-year-old woman who has been living with acute Ulcerative Colitis for more than 15 years. Danielle is a miracle survivor of her disease due to all of her obstacles that she has experienced within the past 15 years. Since the year 2000 she has been hospitalized numerous times and has had a number of 19 surgeries performed on her including one of her most intensive surgery of all in 2005, which she had her colon removed. Danielle's decision to undergo surgery to have her colon removed to release her from her day to day pain and blood loss illustrates her strength and determination to fight through this disease.
Danielle is very dedicated to have the world know that Crohn's and Colitis is not a disease that children and adults have to live with by themselves. She volunteers at the local hospitals and communicates with patients on a daily to assure them they are not alone on this journey.
In 2007, Danielle testified before the Texas State Representatives in support of her friends living with Crohn's or Colitis to pass Ally's Law, a law requiring businesses to make employee-only restrooms available to people with IBD and other medical conditions.
Ulcerative Colitis may have put her plans on hold but she knew with God all things are possible. On May 12, 2018, Danielle graduated with her Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a mental health therapist. She is very determined to live out her dreams and have her fellow UC, Crohn's friends, and others conquer the same.