Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

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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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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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10 year old Toby with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Regains Independence

Posted on January 17, 2015

The local community responds to a hospital fundraiser for Toby and buys him a new wheelchair – just in time for Christmas! A ten-year-old who struggles every day with pain and exhaustion due to a debilitating condition can ‘take his independence back’ thanks to a Christmas boost. Toby Skerman was diagnosed with complex Ehlers-Danlos syndrome […]

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Father-Daughter Dance for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Posted on January 13, 2015

  Five-year-old Amelia Gibson and her father will be holding a “Father & Daughter Dance” on January 17th to raise awareness and funds for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Amelia and her mother are raising EDS Awareness in Indiana hospitals by giving packages containing personal-care items to patients. Amelia and her mother have EDS. Watch the video about their EDS awareness project to help hospital […]

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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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“POTs and EDS” Webinar by Dr. Henry Burkholder – Recording Available

Posted on January 6, 2015

  EDS Awareness invites you to watch this FREE webinar recording!    Sponsored by: www.bodysupportstore.com     Dr. Henry Burkholder  presents “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTs) and EDS”. He is a Pediatric Cardiologist and presenter at the 2014 EDNF Conference in Houston, TX.         PRESENTER:  Dr. Henry Burkholder, Pediatric Cardiologist   TOPIC:   Postural Orthostatic […]

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