Evie saw CircusMASH at the University Community Day, had a go on a trapeze and was desperate to join! She had been going to CircusMASH for about 9 months before Birmingham Children’s Hospital diagnosed her with a rare metabolic bone disease called Hypophosphatasia (HPP). This condition means that her liver is unable to process calcium properly and therefore her bones are softer than most people’s and more prone to break. There are many other symptoms of the condition that also need managing. She is under the care of world experts in this disease and is supported by a team of specialist Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Orthotists at the hospital who have helped manage the symptoms of her condition.
There was no way that Evie would let this stop her carrying on with CircusMASH and with CircusMASH’s support and encouragement she became even more determined to get better and better and prove that the HPP wasn’t going to stand in her way. And so when Evie decided she wanted to raise money for the HPP team at BCH, it had to be a circus event!