Rachel Burkinshaw

30-something Mum to an EGID son and a food allergy daughter. Part-time accountant and newsletter editor for FABED.

I am RB, a 30-something busy Mum of 2 and part-time accountant. I am also the editor for the FABED newsletter, a new role that sits well alongside my blog. Both children were born prematurely, but my second pregnancy was hard-going from the very start.

In 2011, after 5 years of battling with our local health authority, we finally got a referral to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and discovered the challenging world of a rare inflammatory bowel disease (EGID) and multiple food allergies. The journey has been long and stressful and there is no sign of it easing in the near future.

If I am able to speak to the heart of even one parent who is going through the same turmoils, then I know the hard work will have been worth it!

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