Kaila’s Wish to find a cure for Crohn’s

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By DENISE S. CAHILL

KAILA Nosow (20) com­pares Crohn’s dis­ease to a rose.

“On the out­side, you look nor­mal but there’s al­ways some­thing hid­ing,” Kaila 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 rose has a beau­ti­ful ex­te­rior with its petals and colours, but it has a hid­den as­pect, like the thorns that are like Crohn’s,” Kaila 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 Kaila, award­ing her the an­nual $5000 Char­lie Bell Schol­ar­ship to help with her univer­sity costs.

Kaila 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.

Kaila Nosow with a bunch of Kaila’s Wish roses she cre­ated with her uncle.

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