Young lives in the balance

Jacqueline Emmett spends her time off from university being taught to ride a unicycle by her boyfriend.

It is an unusual enough pastime for a 19-year-old, but all the more remarkable when considering a recent diagnosis of the collagen synthesis disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and her six-year battle with unbearable pain.

After a subluxation of her right hip in the school playground at the age of 13, the teenager saw a number of GPs and