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Ellie Howe 

Creator and Author of A Note Of Hope

23. London, UK.
Ellie Connected to IV fluids.

In 2015, when I was 15 years old, I began experiencing relentless sharp stabbing pains in my stomach, which at points left me doubled over in agony. The pain only seemed to worsen after eating.


For several years my health continued to spiral out of control. Things became so bad I eventually couldn’t hold down any food or water and needed to be fed artificially and I was so weak from malnutrition I was bed bound. My health completely took over my life and I lost everything. 

Ellie's Story

I was diagnosed with several chronic health conditions. At only 18 with no hope and prospects for the future…I was heartbroken.

Thankfully I was able to have a life changing operation that gave me so much of my quality of life back.


Everything I have been through has shaped me into the person I am today and I have learnt so much through my struggles. 

Ellie On TPN

Along the way I have met so many incredible people who, despite their situations and hardships, did not let their illness define them and were still trying to find the positives wherever they could. Hearing their stories and watching them go through their own journey's, gave me so much hope. 

About The Project


A Note of Hope is dedicated to giving the chronic illness community a voice.


I created this project to have a space to share inspiring stories from within the chronic illness community and over the past few months I have been curating interviews from friends and others within the community who have inspired me.


A new inspiring interview will be released the first Friday of every month here on our website.

I can’t wait to share these stories that highlight not only peoples struggles and bravery, but their passions, hobbies, interests…everything that has kept them going through the hard times, with the goal to inspire and give others hope. 



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