An inspirational Lanarkshire teenager has told how she is not letting her debilitating medical condition stop her from carving out a successful career as a football referee.Caitlyn Hamilton was 13 when she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammation of the gut, and had to have part of her colon and bowel removed.However, the 19-year-old, who required a feeding tube for nearly 18 months after surgery, has not allowed the lifelong condition to get in the way of her whistling ambitions.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
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By the time the game is finished, I am shattered. There is no question of fitness as I can last the 90 minutes absolutely fine.“It is just once I stop.
But Crohn’s disease isn’t going to stop me from achieving my dreams.”Caitlyn started as a whistler in January 2021 after seeing a Scottish Football Association advert for referees.