I’ve been so lucky to attend the ITP Convention and search through social media sites to find some people who also suffer from ITP, in the UK and abroad. It’s such a difficult thing for others to understand, so finding people who truly understand is a blessing. It’s amazing to know that you aren’t alone, and there are people out there you can talk too, that can help share experiences, perk you up on bad days and give advice.

Everybody I have met with ITP have such amazing outlooks on life. Some of them even have other autoimmune diseases alongside there ITP. The term ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ could not be more true! I have asked if some of my fellow ITP’ers would like to share there experiences on my blog. Everyone’s journey is slightly different, but we are all heading in the same direction, for ITP awareness, and maybe even one day a cure!

Here are the stories of some of the people I have had the pleasure of talking too.

Courtney Hainsworth

Meet Courntey Hainswoth. Courtney is a beautiful, fun and strong, 19 year old girl from the UK who not only suffers from ITP but also, Juvenile arthritis.

Nicholas McCarney 

Meet Nicholas McCarney, a 21 year old inspiration from Illinois, United States. Despite having a very rough period of time in his life when diagnosed, his strength and positivity really is inspirational. Enjoy!

If anyone is interested in sharing there ITP story, whether they be a ITP sufferer, or a parent or friend of a sufferer, please feel free to contact me. The more stories shared: the more comfort and awareness. Many thanks.



2 thoughts on “You&ITP

  1. Hi. I have been suffering from ITP for the last 7 years and your story is very similar to mine. I just wanna say thank you for doing this, I’m still struggling with this disease and I really don’t know how to deal with it. Your website is giving me hope so thank you.


    1. Thank you Yama. If you ever want to talk please feel free to contact me directly ( Having ITP can be very lonely sometimes and it’s hard to find people that you can relate too. It’s really lovely to know that my blog is helping people, that was one of my hopes whilst creating it. Wishing you high counts and good health, Karie! Xx


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