Rare Diseases

Holiday rep left paralysed and unable to breathe alone after developing rare disease

Holiday rep left paralysed and unable to breathe alone after developing rare disease
The 24-year-old struggled for years with a series of crippling, mystery symptoms before finally being diagnosed with mitochondrial disease. (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

A popular holiday rep has been left barely able to breathe, move or see after developing a rare and incurable disease.

Natasha Lynch from Liverpool, is now paralysed from the waist down and blind in one eye, breathing through a ventilator and feeding through a tube.

The 24-year-old struggled for years with a series of crippling, mystery symptoms before finally being diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.

And sadly, it has meant she has had to give up her dream job as a holiday rep for TUI, which owns Thomson.

Natasha, said: ‘The hardest part has been going from being so active to being bedbound in such a short time, relying basically on social media for contact with the outside world.

Holiday rep left paralysed and unable to breathe alone after developing rare disease
Natasha Lynch from Liverpool, is now paralysed from the waist down and blind in one eye, breathing through a ventilator and feeding through a tube. (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
Holiday rep left paralysed and unable to breathe alone after developing rare disease
She said she began constantly fighting colds and tonsillitis, and noticed she was taking a long time to recover…
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