Jamie’s Story

Hi, my name is Jamie and I was diagnosed with TTP in July 2016. At the time I was 44 years of age and in what I thought relatively good health. I first noticed discolouration to my feet and legs which at first I thought was the beginnings of an infection in my eczema on…

Houda El-Houry Webster

Houda was born in Lebanon and was diagnosed with lupus when she was only nineteen years old.  She never ‘suffered’ with the disease.  Instead, she probably lived life more fully because of it. She loved to travel and would always make the most of the moment she was in.  We never even knew she was…

Gemma’s Story

Saturday 20th August 2005 was like any other day, apart from the fact that my husband and I were going on holiday to Spain. Our daughter Gemma had kindly offered to take us to the Airport. We were due to leave home around 6:15am and as usual it was a bit of a struggle getting…

Jo’s Story

In 1995, aged twenty-four, Jo McAuliffe was diagnosed with a rare blood condition Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura or TTP. Jo felt lonely and confused and wanted to speak to others who had been in a similar situation. She quickly found that as the condition was so rare, there were no support groups or opportunities to contact…