Phillipa Whitney is an adult member from the Wellington Patient Group who wasn't diagnosed until her 30's. She is an acgtive wife and mother who has learned to thrive despute her illness and the necessary treatment for her Immune Deficiency.
Growing up, Phillipa was a fit, healthy child. It wasn't until she was in her 30's that she was diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID) after 10 years of unexplainable sicknesses such as Tonsillitis, Pneumonia other sicknesses regularly.
Phillipa's story of how she was diagnosed, the clinical trial she undertook, and how she has incorporated her illness into her daily life, is in the IDFNZ newsletter, in the mail to IDFNZ members now.