Archive for the ‘Awareness’ Category

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The Truth is that I will Always be Tired. It’s Part of my EDS.

Posted on March 20, 2018

Tiffany wakes up exhausted with her Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome issues. Life with Ehlers Danlos: Surviving Exhaustion While Still “Adulting” By Tiffany Early I’m tired. That’s not exactly a news flash. I’m forever and always tired. One thing that I have in common with the majority of the chronic illness and rare disease community is my chronic […]

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Mandy Harvey Discusses her Struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Posted on February 24, 2018

By Natalie Angley, CNN Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings. “The thing I love about music … you can close your eyes and be transported back to a memory or a dream or a feeling,” the 30-year-old said. Harvey has near-perfect pitch, so it’s hard to believe she is deaf. “I was […]

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Being different doesn’t mean that you’re alone with EDS

Posted on February 21, 2018

No More Monkey Bars: A 13-Year-Old’s Journey With A Rare Genetic Condition by Isabella ‘Kitty’ Yim An email from Louis DeLauro, a middle school teacher at the Grey Nun Academy in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He wrote: “Isabella Yim is 13 years old and is a star in my Language Arts Classroom. All of us found her […]

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Airport Staff Told me I “Don’t Look Ill Enough” to be Disabled and Would Not Help Me!

Posted on January 7, 2018

Nathalie says because her illnesses are “invisible” people often doubt whether she really is disabled! Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a major disability for so many. A disabled woman says she was refused help boarding a flight because she “doesn’t look ill”. Nathalie Allport-Grantham, claims a member of staff at Stansted Airport told her she was “wasting […]

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Safety Tips for EDS Patients Going to the ER

Posted on December 15, 2017

December 13, 2017 By Ellen Lenox Smith, Columnist Ellen Smith is a member of the Rhode Island EDS Support Group and very active as an advocate and speaker. People living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are often afraid to go to a hospital emergency room, due to a lack of understanding in the ER staff on […]

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