In 2017, I caught a cold that triggered my first huge attack and would eventually lead to a diagnosis of hereditary angioedema (HAE).
McKayla Hodgson, HAE Contributor
I’m a 33-year-old mother of 2. I work for myself as a licensed hairdresser that specializes in dreads and vivid colors. I’ve been living with hereditary angioedema (HAE) since my late teens but didn't know it was an actual problem until 2017. I’ve accepted that I have this lifelong condition and rather then dwelling on the unknown, I’m learning to live life to the fullest, and through my journey, I hope to help others learn to live with this rare condition.