This week’s guest is Steven Sharp.
In 2002 at the age of 12, Steven was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel condition Crohn’s disease. Since then he’s raised in excess of £12k, he’s been named a Community Champion for Crohn’s and Collitis UK and he’s had an enormous amount of celebrity support from the likes of boxer Ricky Hatton, football manager Alex Mcleish, wrestler Kurt Angle, actress and model Linda Lusardi and football legend Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock.
He’s featured on the radio, in magazines, in the press and on television and when he’s not raising awareness of IBD, he’s Managing amateur football team Eastwood Mearns.
Steven talks honestly and openly about Crohn’s and how it has impacted his life. A very real and hard-hitting interview with an incredibly inspirational young man.
02.00 Steven growing up
03.00 How was he diagnosed with Crohn’s?
04.30 What is Chron’s disease?
06.00 What was Steven’s reaction to being diagnosed?
08.20 How did Steven cope with school work?
11.00 When was the decision made to operate?
15.40 What was the nature of the surgery?
17.40 What was Steven’s earliest memory post surgery?
20.40 What is it like reflecting on everything?
23.00 What are some of the biggest positives to come out of it?
24.50 Steven speaks about his fundraising
29.30 How has nearly not being here changed the way Steven views life?
35.20 Steven’s celebrity support and raising awareness
46.30 How did Steven get involved in football management?
1.01.30 What is Steven’s purpose?
1.03.50 What would Steven like his legacy to be?
1.08.00 How does Steven define success?
1.11.50 What would Steven say to his 20 year old self?
1.17.50 What would Steven change in the world?
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