My inspiring older sister was diagnosed with Hashimoto's last year and whilst (like with all hurdles in her life) she has taken it in her stride, this illness has been a challenge for her irrespective of the support she has received.

I can only imagine how other people, with a lot less support, have felt upon receiving a diagnosis and the struggle they have experienced in order to receive the right care. Early diagnosis seems to be the key with this disease and so I want to raise as much awareness as possible of the early warning symptoms/things to watch out for.

We are hoping to set up a joint blog and details some of my sister's experiences to date to help people identify the symptoms early on. Details to follow.

Any donations are gratefully received for this amazing charity.

Karen xo

Karen Dunstan