Adult Gathering at the Chocolate Factory!

Adult Gathering at the Chocolate Factory!

On 13th April 2024 Caring Matters Now Ireland hosted its first ever adult gathering in Dublin. Here is what one of our members had to say about it… “Great experience participating in the first Adult Gathering in Ireland a couple weeks ago. We visited the Butler’s chocolate factory in Dublin and it was a blast!…

Details
VHI Womens Mini Marathon

VHI Womens Mini Marathon

Calling all members! Did you know, Caring Matters Now Ireland is a registered charity with the upcoming VHI Womens Mini Marathon event this summer? The event will be held on Sunday 2nd June and we would love as many women as possible to take part in aid of Caring Matters Now Ireland. The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is open…

Details
Emme

Emme’s Story

Our beautiful second daughter Emme, was born on the 9th July in Antrim Area Hospital. As with everything Emme does, she arrived on her own terms, 11 days after her due date. I had a fairly quick labour with Emme, after what was a normal pregnancy. I didn’t notice Emme’s birthmark straight away, I remember…

Details
Anne

Anne’s Story

Anne tells us about her experience of living with CMN. Her journey has taken her a long way from her challenging early years in Tipperary. What was it like for you growing up with CMN? I grew up in the countryside in County Tipperary in the 60’s with my parents, my brother Jim and sister…

Details
Caring Matters Now Ireland is 1 year old!

Caring Matters Now Ireland is 1 year old!

It’s hard to believe that Caring Matters Now Ireland is now 1 year old!  The charity was registered in December 2020 and was launched virtually in March 2021 on St Patrick’s Day. The charity owes huge gratitude to Caring Matters Now UK who have been instrumental in their support to date in getting Caring Matters Now…

Details

VHI Womens Mini Marathon

If you or your friends are thinking of participating in this years VHI Mini Marathon, why not consider Caring Matters Now Ireland as your charity of choice. We will send you out a free Caring Matters Now Ireland t-shirt to wear on the day and some goodies for taking part. https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/

Details
Lauren

Lauren’s Story

‘My Story’ written by Lauren, age 15 I am one of the only teenagers I know of with CMN to live in Ireland. My CMN is on my back and legs and I have moles all over my body. When I was born the doctors had to ask around the hospital to see what my…

Details

Eve’s Story

Our Warrior Princess Written by Eve’s mum – Sabrina After a perfectly normal pregnancy, our second daughter Eve was born on the 8th August 2018 with a very rare skin condition called Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN). This condition is caused by a gene mutation resulting in more than half of Eve’s body being covered in…

Details
‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?’ 

‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?’ BOOK LAUNCH

Caring Matters Now is very excited to announce the launch of our much-anticipated photographic book ‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?’ This stunning book celebrates the beauty and lives of all those affected by CMN and encourages the world to embrace visible differences. Featured within this beautifully presented hardback are 30 striking portraits of inspiring children and adults affected by CMN from around the world; representing 13…

Details
Elijah

Elijah’s Story

Elijah was born on 2nd May 2014, after a healthy, normal pregnancy. Our daughter had been born 16 months previously and having been induced to begin a 53-hour labor with her, we were delighted at Elijah’s easy arrival! We were “ready for this,” and we’d “had a baby already”- we were going to “really enjoy…

Details
Jodi Unsworth

Jodi’s Story

I was 6 years old and sitting in the bath playing with small toys, when I looked down at my skin and stared at the big brown, hairy, lumpy birthmark that covered all my back, wrapped around onto my tummy and continued down past my bottom onto the top of my thigh.  As I stared…

Details