Fundraiser event

Hi We would like to thank everyone for their support last night helping us to raise an amazing £197. All your support helps us to continue to help and support lots of families with rare disease. Thanks again The Metabolic Foundation

The weather is giving me a bit of a rough time

Today I thought I would start another blog as I've not wrote one for a while and it's not because I didn't want to, unfortunately since December I've been fighting with my chronic illness. Since Christmas I have been stuck in my house suffering chronic pain and fatigue, but I did

Teen Mom USA & Daughter who has VLCAD

A Teen mom has raised awareness on the show Teen Mom in the USA and please take a look by following the link below. https://www.romper.com/p/what-is-vlcad-cheyennes-daughter-on-teen-mom-og-has-the-serious-condition-13018990?utm_term=share

Christmas Toys 2018 Drop Off

Today we delivered our yearly Christmas toys to our local children's ward, and we would like to thank everyone who kindly donated gifts and money to help support us.   We would like to say a very special thank you to Isabelle, Amelie and Tilly who made some lovely hampers for the

Winter viruses have begun

Suffering with a rare disease is hard enough daily for anyone, but when the colder months begin and the virus and bugs start to do the rounds it becomes harder for us. The last month my youngest who picks up every virus in the winter months thought he would be very

Unexpected fatigue

Having a rare disease where using the slightest of energy can cause severe tiredness known as fatigue. Today I woke up feeling very well in myself and decided to clean my work surfaces, with my favourite product called zoflora (all you hinch lovers will understand this). However for someone like me

Just one of those days, in my vlcad life

Yesterday my eldest boy went off on a 3 day school trip and as a mum who was already recovering from a relapse of my vlcad I knew I really shouldn't of gone. However how could I not go and wave him off, so I did in the pouring of

Weight loss journey with VLCAD

When I was first diagnosed with Vlcad I had already spent 8 months on steroids which put me around the 14 stone mark on the scales, and being only 5ft it was a very to look in the mirror and see such a change in me. After my diagnosis and settling

VLCAD Through A Mothers Eyes

Chapter 1 A Mothers Journey A mother just like any other mother, I had a great career as a registered Nurse working full time for my local GP practice and I am wife to Adam, Mum to Jamie aged just 3 years old and expecting our second son any day now. October 11th

Sheffield Children’s Hospital-Book Presentation

Amazing day meeting Dr Simon Olpin who is the Consultant Clinical Scientist in Inherited Metabolic Diseases and Camilla who is part of the team. We had the pleasure to be able to present this Metabolic book which is the latest version, which is a bible to them with helping to diagnose