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

About Siofra and 22q11

“Hi, my name is Siofra. When I was born I was diagnosed with 22q11. Deletion syndrome. I find learning hard for me and have a low immune system.

I completed a level 5 course in Ballyfermot college called office administering. Which was hard but I got through it. At the moment I’m currently studying a medical secretary course, getting a lot of assignments but it keeps me going through these tough times.

I also play sports. I play camogie and Gaelic football. But due to Covid all sports are cancelled which is annoying. But now I’m running 5k x3 times a week. My best time is 28 minutes, on average it would be 30 minutes. I picked this up during lockdown.

I also get loads of support from the YEEP group I made so many good friends from there.”