Helena lives in Spain, is an equestrian teacher and owns her own riding school.

Helena was diagnosed with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) 2.5 years ago. She experiences puffy eyes, a swollen mouth and what looks like insect bites all over her body.

People have asked if she has leprosy or if this is contagious. Her inner beauty manifests itself in her quick smile and sense of humour, enabling her to deal with these and other misconceptions.

We have two choices - be bitter and feel sorry for ourselves, or be brave and soldier on.