A big congratulations to 12 year old Ashtyn who was named 'Gutsiest Citizen' in British Columbia and the Yukon! Ashtyn was awarded this title for her endless work in raising funds and awareness about Crohn's and Colitis disease. She is one of six Canadians being honored for her hard work and dedication to helping others suffering from IBD.
Ashtyn has raised $7000 for the foundation by selling bookmarks at a fundraiser, as well as doing people's nails, collecting silent auction donations and going door-to-door to raise awareness. What an incredible accomplishment Ashtyn! Ashtyn is truly an inspiration to all. Her friends, family, and those of us at NIDES are very proud of her! Ashtyn's story was featured in the Nanaimo News Bulletin! To read the full story, please click here.