It’s Not Goodbye It’s See You Later.

Hey Crohnies,

I’m really sad to be telling you this but my inspirational, hero of a big brother Duncan passed away on the 23rd of August 2015.

   

As most of you know I have always been very close to Duncan and since his cancer diagnosis last year he not only made sure that he helped our family come to terms with his illness, he also helped me through getting my ileostomy and through my surgery for the sepsis after the initial surgery.

   
 
Through everything Duncan had to face, he did it willingly to get to spend as much time as possible with us, however, due to his life being cut tragically short, he never got to make his dream of having his own fashion line made a reality. So as of now I am determined to get funding to make the clothing line for CrohnieClothing with 10 key pieces for each gender with each having customisation options to hide/make things more comfortable for those with scars/burns/colostomy bags or any other things people will struggle to find fashionable clothing which is also functionable for them. 

  
In Duncan’s memory I would also like to call the menswear section after his planned name for his clothing line which is “Lucky Coin” and will be Lucky Coin for CrohnieClothing. Money from the profits of which will go in Duncan’s name to a fund which will help those in need of an endoscopy or worried about their symptoms which could in fact be Oesophageal cancer which was what tragically took Duncan’s life. With this disease early diagnosis is crucial and we want to make sure no one else is in our families situation in the future. 

  
If anyone is aware of any companies or anything who could help us get our new project off the ground, please get in touch with myself by email at jennifermcgregor93@live.co.uk

Jen x

  
Duncan Andrew McGregor 3/3/81-23/8/15

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4 thoughts on “It’s Not Goodbye It’s See You Later.

  1. Best thing is to start small and build up from scratch.

    You will need some initial funding but due to the nature of the business a Kickstarter would be idea to get some funds.

    Use Social Media to promote the brand. Start small, friends and family then take it from there.

    Check out http://www.thriftylittle.com/

    Edinburgh company. Started small. Now doing well.

    Good luck.

  2. Hi Jen, I just wanted to say I am so sorry about your brother, and in awe of the dedication you have to making his dream a reality! My brother died in June, a few days before my birthday from complications of his Crohn’s disease. He was 24. I have crohns too, in fact I was diagnosed 3 years before him, and all I’ve wanted to do since is sleep. Your passion and determination is awe inspiring!
    Anyway, just wanted to drop you a note to say hi. There were too many similarities not to!

    PS – what is your gofundme link? I’d love to donate!

    Jen x

    1. Hey Jen! Thank you so much, it’s the least I can do for him after him fighting so hard to be there for me for the last 22 years. I’m so sorry to hear about that, my brother was 10 years older but it’s so hard watching someone be so ill regardless of there age. That’s crazy that you have so many similarities to me!! Thank you so much, I struggle a lot since people think I look okay and expect me to act like everyone else and I tend to push myself too hard but right now pushing this forward is the only thing keeping me going in such a hard time! Please feel free to add me on Facebook so we can stay in touch, my name is jennifer Connel mcgregor and I’m the only one on there! The link for the go fund me is http://www.gofundme.com/luckycoinforcc
      Jen x

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