22q Young Experts by Experience Panel (YEEP): About Emma

About Emma and 22q11

“My name is Emma Brady and I am 34 years old. I am from Killarney Co Kerry. I am the oldest of 3, I have a younger brother and sister. I also have 2 dogs.

I live at home with my mam and dad. I work 4 days a week as a Montessori teacher in a small setting in Killarney. I also drive and have my own car.

I have completed many courses including social studies and healthcare and I also completed the ordinary leaving certificate in 2004.

I enjoy walking, swimming and photography. I have been a volunteer with my local special Olympics club for 15 years.

I am a member of the Yeep group and I have gained valuable support and knowledge and have learned to accept that I have 22q11 deletion.”