Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Mom with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Gets a Grant to Pay for a Scooter

Posted on April 6, 2015

This UK mom is now more mobile!  After receiving a grant for a scooter, she can now spend more quality time with her kids. By Tom Murphy of the Westmorland Gazette. AN EDEN mum-of-two who suffers from a life-changing syndrome is looking forward to regaining her independence after receiving a £500 grant to pay for a […]

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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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Single Mom Dealing with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on March 20, 2015

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome makes it difficult for Kristina to accomplish daily living tasks.  But, she has been refused disability benefits in Australia on the basis that her condition is ‘curable’. She has trouble driving to her doctor appointments without pain and dislocation. She wants to spread awareness by sharing how EDS affects her daily life. By: Margaret Burin  (ABC […]

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Roslyn’s Quest for a Service Dog to Assist with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on February 7, 2015

In response to one mother’s request for help, proposed legislation requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for the costs for service dogs will be considered by lawmakers in Hartford, CT.  Roslyn is navigating the process of obtaining a service dog for assistance with her EDS needs. The community is rallying behind her! By Kathleen Schassler, The […]

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10-year-old with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Joins UWGB’s Softball Team

Posted on January 29, 2015

10-year-old Ellen joins the University of Wisconsin’s softball team as an honorary member. Now, this young EDSer can experience the camaraderie of team sports – without the physical risk. By Korey Mallien. “The chronic pain and fatigue that 10-year-old Ellen Tellstrom deals with every day subsided this week when she met her new college softball teammates. “It was amazing,” […]

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5th Grader with Ehlers-Danlos Joins OSU Women’s Hockey Team: Watch VIDEO

Posted on January 7, 2015

Watch this fun video of 10-year-old Erin joining the Ohio State Hockey Team through a program called Team IMPACT. Since Ehlers-Danlos makes Erin more susceptible to injury, it’s unlikely she’ll be able to participate in sports with her peers. But, spending time with the Buckeyes gives Erin the experience of being on a team. Erin has gained the […]

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5-year-old NC Boy Avoids Bumps Due to Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Posted on November 14, 2014

 This is a very touching story about 5-year-old Matthew’s struggle to understand his Type IV Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. “It’s really sad to say my wife knows more about it than the doctors,” says his father, Joshua, who was diagnosed last year. At 33 years old, he finally discovered the reason for his multiple vascular ruptures. His son is […]

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Brynn Is Allergic to the World — Despite Ehlers-Danlos & MCA — She is Making It A Better Place!

Posted on October 20, 2014

Brynn struggles with EDS, MCA and POTs, but she’s passionate about spreading awareness through social media. She believes in “the power of positivity and speaking out about her own experience”.   “At just 20-years-old, Brynn has several serious chronic health conditions, one of which requires her to have a feeding tube and be one of the only people […]

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