Evie Toombes was born on 19 November 2001 with spina bifida. This is a developmental disease suffered when the neural tube which forms the spinal cord does not develop or close properly. She suffers permanent and debilitating injuries including a neuropathic bladder, bowel incontinence and intermittent vomiting. She has only recently undergone an ileostomy. She has a problem of low potassium and has been hospitalised on almost a monthly basis to deal with this. She is tube fed. She has loss of sensation in the pelvic girdle with lower limb weakness which leads to occasional wheelchair use.
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