Patrice is mother to two boys: 8-year-old Gideon and 11-year-old Jonah, who was diagnosed at birth, in 2009, with junctional epidermolysis bullosa. She is married to her sort-of high school sweetheart, Matt. They live in North Carolina with their two smelly dogs. Patrice loves reading, spending time with family, and being outside. Her greatest talents are taking naps and eating tacos. She hopes this column will give hope to those living with epidermolysis bullosa and light to those who love them.