When Kim Fuller was 22 she was diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome. The condition means her joints are more flexible than other people’s, which causes her pain in her hips, knees and ankles.
Now four years on, the mother of two beautiful children aged 3 and 5 has been invited to share her story in a new book published next week.
Mumpreneur on Fire 2 is the follow-up to the Number 1 Bestseller. Battling through depression, murder, bereavement, suicide, 20 inspirational women share how they became successful mumpreneurs against the odds.
In case the term is new to you – a “mum-preneur” is a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children.
This is a huge deal for me because I have a huge passion to raise awareness of chronic illnesses.
Joint hypermobility syndrome affects my joints and it has been recently confirmed that I suffer from regional chronic pain syndrome too. These wont go away. I have daily pain and struggles. However I chose to look into ways to help cope. I had to decrease my work hours but wanted to continue contributing towards the family income. I came across an online makeup and skincare company. I have now been a presenter with them for two years.
I aim to show other mums, especially in my own community, that anything is achievable. No matter what struggles we have.
Kim is one of the people behind the Family Fun Day which has taken place in Crowborough over the last few years raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need. And she is at it again, this time organising an event on Chapel Green on Easter Monday 2nd April as part of the fundraising efforts for local man Ben Noakes to get him MS Treatment overseas.
The book is launched on the 1st March on Kindle with the paperback out in April. The book is currently sat at Number 18 in the Amazon pre-order chart. You can find-out more about Kim and her beauty business on her Facebook page.