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Perth Model And Socialite Sophie Kerrigan Opens Up About Battle With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Monday 8 June 2020

 

From Western Australia news outlet PerthNow:

 

Sophie Kerrigan
Sophie Kerrigan

Perth model and socialite Sophie Kerrigan opens up about battle with chronic fatigue syndrome

By PerthNow
June 7, 2020
© Seven West Media (WA).

A fixture on Perth’s social scene, Sophie Kerrigan is used to heading out most nights to various events across town, but as the pandemic hit, the cancellation of events became a blessing in disguise.

The model and socialite, who is the long-term partner of former Adultshop boss Malcolm Day, revealed that she has been battling with chronic fatigue since she was just 12.

“I don’t have it as bad now, but when I was a teenager I was bed-ridden,” Kerrigan told Confidential.

As a teenager, she was busy with not only school, but modelling, dancing and playing both the piano and flute.

But a bout of glandular fever lead to symptoms of the condition starting to appear, and in the years after, she had to give up some of her passions in order to avoid pushing her body too hard.

“I am someone who likes to put a happy face on all the time and be around people , so I would try to seem normal on the outside but then I would get through the day at school or through what I was doing and then I would just crash,” she said.

 

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