For years, beginning during the onset of puberty, I experienced unexplained nausea and abdominal pain, bladder, kidney, and heart problems. I received several misdiagnoses—no one could explain the cause of my symptoms and I became terribly depressed. When I finally found a doctor who tested me for porphyria, I received a name for my rare disease: acute hepatic porphyria (AHP). Life with AHP is not easy, but I’m committed to helping others navigate their diagnoses because I know how valuable good support can be. I am an AHP patient ambassador for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.