27Jan2022
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Alison Bruce

Ambassador - Post Viral (Australia)
I was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Scottish parents, my professional life has centred around interior design, architecture and fine dining. Life was good; I had a chef-hatted restaurant, overseas food and wine tours to Italy, and renovation plans for my dream home.

About

I was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Scottish parents, my professional life has centred around interior design, architecture and fine dining. Life was good; I had a chef-hatted restaurant, overseas food and wine tours to Italy, and renovation plans for my dream home.

Then in late 2017, I fell seriously ill with pneumonia and a ‘mystery’ virus. I was hospitalised in isolation for two weeks, and although I ‘recovered’, my sense of smell, it seems, was gone forever.

I found the Fifth Sense after trawling the internet for the ‘answers’ I wasn’t getting from health professionals here in Australia. I’m excited to be an Ambassador for Fifth Sense to be able to educate more of the population about anosmia so we can encourage research and develop empathy for our condition, from both medical practitioners and the general public.