It had been seven years since she’d tasted solid food and she was determined to make the most of it. Her mom made her her favourite meal: lemon-and-herb spiced chicken with roasted potatoes.
Loretta Harmes bit into a perfect potato, savouring the crisp, crunchy outside and the warm fluffy inside.
It was delicious – but it would also be the last time she enjoyed a solid meal. Not a morsel has passed her lips in the six years that have followed. Eating simply isn’t worth it for the 29-year-old from Poole in the UK, who has a chronic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.