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Natalie Buchanan - Director, Toronto, ON




My name is Natalie Buchanan, I’m 27 years old and am from Alberta but currently reside in Toronto, Ontario.

Shortly after I was born my parents knew I had a skin condition because my mom and some of my siblings also had it; however, they never knew what it was called. It wasn’t until I was eight or nine years old that I was diagnosed with EB Simplex. It wasn’t until I was 26 years old that I met someone outside of my family with EB.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to get in touch with DEBRA Canada and be a Butterfly Ambassador.  I cycled 2100 Km’s with my partner, Steve Gibbs, from Alberta to Ontario. It gave me an experience that has forever changed my life and I’m looking forward to working with the other Directors to see what we can achieve and how we can affect other EB patients lives for the better.