When the 24-year old Ste Walker, from Halifax in England, had to vomit 20-30 times per day in June 2012, it quickly became clear: something is dangerously wrong with him. Then he received a blow at rugby and his dramatic story takes off — from then on everything went downhill quickly.

He spent many weeks in the hospital when the doctors diagnosed him with Crohn’s disease. This is a chronic intestinal disease, which can cause inflammation of the entire digestive system. This is something Set had to experience on his own, and in the space of two years, he was operated on over 80 times, during which the inflamed intestine was removed foot by foot.

As a result, Ste was severely hindered by the illness and was considered disabled. Nevertheless, the poor guy continually needs to justify himself when he uses a disabled toilet or parking space, because he doesn’t “look disabled.” He has now publicly shared a gripping Facebook post that describes his painful, daily fight:

Facebook/Ste Walker

“People are too quick to judge these days, just because I look normal and speak normal, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a major disability….to look at me I look like any normal guy my age, but that’s because I want you to view me like that….look abit closer tho, or ask me questions, and you will soon realise that I have a major illness…

– I have a Hickman line, which is a line that comes out on my chest and rests in my heart. This is what is used to feed me on something called TPN as my stomach doesn’t work correctly.

– I have a ryhlls tube down my nose and into my stomach to help drain it, because my stomach doesn’t empty like a normal persons does.

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