Women shares harrowing images after years battling a rare genetic condition Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

A woman has shared harrowing photos of her emaciated body to raise awareness of the rare genetic condition that has left her unable to eat.

Emily Monk, 34, from Telford, Shropshire, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a group of conditions that affect connective tissue, which provides support in skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs and bones.

As a result, she is unable to eat and is kept alive by a nutrient-rich liquid that is injected directly into her veins.

Now weighing just 5st 7lbs, Emily told how the condition cost her up  job and led to the breakdown of her marriage, leaving her with ‘nothing’ and on the brink of suicide.

She said: ‘I’d never heard of EDS before I was diagnosed, but it has cost me everything. I hope that by sharing these photographs, I can raise awareness of the condition that has stolen my life.’

Now just 5st 7lbs, Emily is unable to eat and is kept alive by a nutrient-rich liquid that is injected directly into her veins. Pictured, Emily was previously fed through a tube through her nose

Now just 5st 7lbs, Emily is unable to eat and is kept alive by a nutrient-rich liquid that is injected directly into her veins. Pictured, Emily was previously fed through a tube through her nose

Emily told how her childhood was blighted with illness - but she battled through her problems to land her dream job. She is shown her showing her body. She weight just five and a half stone Emily has shared these harrowing photos of her emaciated body to raise awareness of the rare genetic condition that has left her unable to eat

Emily has shared these harrowing photos of her emaciated body to raise awareness of the rare genetic condition that has left her unable to eat. She weighs just 5st 7lbs

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