Katie Nash, 26, works at St Mary’s College in Ponsonby. She talks with about her work and living with kabuki syndrome.
When Katie Nash found out she had the rare condition of kabuki syndrome at about 8 years old, she was determined not to let it run her life.
Almost 20 years on and the Ponsonby resident is spending her time helping others.
After finishing high school, Nash went on to gain her certificate in employment and community education from Unitec.
She now works at St Mary’s College as a helping hand in the kitchen, library and office, and is an intricate part of the 100 staff.
‘‘I like working with excellent people,’’ the 26-year-old says. ‘‘They’re just really friendly.’’ Kabuki syndrome is a very rare condition characterised by certain facial features, mild to moderate intellectual disability and postnatal growth deficiency.
Nash says it is her pale blue eyes which are her stand-out feature.