Patricia Karani

Regional Patient Advocate, Sub-Saharan Africa, HAE International (HAEi)

Born 1981 in Nairobi, Kenya – currently residing in Nairobi.

Holds a university degree in Sociology and Economics as well as a higher advanced diploma in Human Resource Management; has 10 years’ experience in the Human Resource Management field and is currently working in the food and hospitality industry.

Diagnosed when she was about 18 or 19 years old after her first facial swell almost 10 years earlier.

Other HAE patients in her family: Grandmother (died from an HAE-related swelling to her neck), father, and two brothers.