Bayswater uni student gets help in battle with Crohn’s Disease

Bayswater uni student gets help in battle with Crohn’s Disease

BAYSWATER resident Kaila Nosow (20) compares Crohn’s Disease to a rose.

“On the outside you look normal but there’s always something hiding,” Miss Nosow said.

The Curtin University student created the Kaila’s Wish rose with her uncle at Landsdale Rose Gardens last year to raise money for research in to Crohn’s, a disease she was diagnosed with in 2012.

The disease causes chronic bowel inflammation.

“The rose has a beautiful exterior with their petals and colours but it has a hidden aspect, like the thorns that are like Crohn’s,” Miss Nosow said.

“Roses have a very special place in my heart; I also consider them to be one of the most beautiful flowers.”

Ronald McDonald House Perth recently made life easier for Miss Nosow, awarding her the annual $5000 Charlie Bell Scholarship to help with university costs.

She graduated from Chisholm College in 2014 and is studying screen arts and creative writing.

“Despite setbacks I’m very motivated to get in to the film industry to use my voice to talk about Crohn’s and make films that raise awareness,” she said.

“I feel like I have a different look on life.”

Applications are open for the 2017 Charlie Bell Scholarship.

Apply at https://www.rmhc.org.au/our-programs/charlie-bell-scholarship.