Monica Brogan O’Gorman
Monica is a busy mum of two beautiful boys Caolán and Oisín. Both her boys have been diagnosed with GORD, severe non-IgE allergies and a rare condition called FPIES (Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome).
Her first born son Caolán had a long road to diagnosis and this has impacted on the overall severity of his condition. He was 15 months old before diagnosis and proper treatment began with the help of world leading specialists based in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
Her youngest son, Oisín was born in January 2015 and from the outset, he had the same gut related issues as his older brother. Thankfully, treatment was sought in the early stages and his consultant and dietician (who are the same specialists who provide care to his brother Caolán) are hopeful that early intervention with the right medical treatment will play a key role in how he progresses.
Through her fight for help and diagnosis, Monica has become very knowledgeable in the area of non-IgE allergies and intolerances, allowing her to provide support to other mothers living in Ireland facing the challenges that she met before Caolán was officially diagnosed.
Monica’s background is in marketing and event management in the not for profit industry.