Archive for the ‘Caregivers’ Category

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Family with Humor and Faith Managing Their Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on August 10, 2015

This Cincinnati family has 4 members with Ehlers-Danlos. Their strong faith gives them courage to persevere. They believe their childrens’ challenges have helped them to grow and become better people. Amy Schulze and her daughter, Elizabeth, lead 2 support groups for EDSers. By Sue Kiesewetter, Enquirer contributor. FAIRFIELD TWP. – Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth “Wizzy” Schulze used to think being tired […]

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Trevor will be Riding 100 miles to Raise Cash for Hypermobility Association

Posted on July 1, 2015

Trevor Sleeman will be riding his bicycle to raise awareness and funds for the Hypermobility Association. [Halstead Gazette] Trevor will take part in a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for people with a painful medical condition after his wife was diagnosed with it. Trevor Sleeman (pictured), 49, will take part in the Prudential 100 bike […]

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Young Mom Diagnosed with “Rare” Genetic Disorder

Posted on June 22, 2015

Watch this TV news video about Enedina Stanger’s journey to Ehlers-Danlos diagnosis after the birth of her second child. (KUTV) Michael and Enedina Stanger’s love story started shortly after she graduated high school. The two eventually got married and they had 2 kids. After the birth of their second daughter, Enedina’s health started to deteriorate. […]

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Support For Friends of Hypermobiles/ EDSers

Posted on June 9, 2015

    A new, closed, Facebook group is available for support of friends who are caring for, supporting or living with people who have hypermobility/ EDS. _ _   If you meet these requirements you can join at www.facebook.com/groups/friends.of.hypermobiles. NOTE: no EDSers will be admitted to the group, it is for support people only so that […]

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Henry Has Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on May 13, 2015

Little Henry and his family are struggling with Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It took a year to be diagnosed. Now that the cause of his symptoms has been identified, his parents can better care for him.

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The Smiths have Worked Year-Round to Spread the Word about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on April 25, 2015

Ellen and Stuart Smith have been very active in the Rhode Island EDS Awareness and Support Group. They are educating and supporting those with this condition and their caregivers. By MELANIE THIBEAULT, Valley Breeze Staff Writer. SCITUATE – Most of 65-year-old Ellen Lenox Smith’s day is spent managing a painful connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, […]

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Fragile teen wishes to study medicine, spread awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on March 24, 2015

15-year-old Mya Lilly has multiple dislocations each day caused by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.  When asked if anything on her wish-list was unrelated to medicine or her health, she found it hard to think of one. She wishes for a wheelchair-friendly car and home. She is thankful to return to school and hopes to study medicine after graduating. She is passionate about EDS Awareness. By SARAH […]

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Gabrielle’s Personal Battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on January 20, 2015

After being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, high-school student Gabrielle found comfort with members of the Young Life organization. She found purpose and motivation through her renewed spiritual connection. “Right after I got diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and figured out I could not play volleyball, I truly was devastated. I felt like I was missing out […]

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