My name is Emma Fogarty and I have EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa). I’m 32 years old and I live with my family in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.
When I was born I came out with no skin on my left foot and right arm so the doctors knew straight away that something was very wrong. I was rushed to Crumlin hospital where I spent the first 3 months of my life.
My parents were told that I wouldn’t last a week and it would be better off if I didn’t but here I am at 32 years of age and I’ve achieved so much. I’ve gone to college, worked & lived in Dublin, recently passed my driving test and I’m the Patient Ambassador for DEBRA Ireland. A role I cherish.
I love shopping (what girl doesn’t?!), music, reading, going to the cinema and going out with friends.
I’ve been threatening to write a blog for a long time now so here I am! I can’t promise that it’s going to be the best thing ever written but it will give you a little glimpse into my roller coaster life!