Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

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Jessica Participates in the first “Conquer Chiari Walk Across America”

Posted on September 19, 2014

Jessica Paddack has endured many surgeries throughout her 15 year battle with Chiari malformation. One of her Chiari surgeries led to the discovery of her Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The “Conquer Chiari Walk Across America” is this Saturday. By: RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ. The walk will be one of many across the country designed to raise funds for research, education and awareness programs. […]

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EDS Awareness Educational Series – Recording Available

Posted on September 17, 2014

Listen to this FREE online learning session about EDS & Psychiatric illness misdiagnoses by Dr. Richard Barnum, Psychiatrist. How can families handle situations where they feel misunderstood by their healthcare providers? Unfortunately, many EDSers are misdiagnosed with psychiatric conditions before their Ehlers-Danlos, Dysautonomia or associated physical conditions are identified. Dr. Barnum addresses what can happen in extreme […]

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Tennis Coach Gives Hope to Teen with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Posted on September 6, 2014

Megan has a new motivation to stay active despite Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Her high-school tennis coach has paved the way for her to participate in modified varsity competition! Her strength and dedication has inspired her coach and peers. Megan also participates in the EDS support group in Columbus, Ohio. By Steve Blackledge “Les Somogyi couldn’t help but feel for […]

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Featured in TV News Story – Watch Video

Posted on September 5, 2014

Megan is a talented artist with Hypermobile EDS. Watch her video story featured on a Philadelphia TV news station.  This is a good example of how patients can spread awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome in their local communities. Watch the video EDS Awareness Notes:  In media reports, there tend to be some  inaccuracies or misleading statements. We wanted to […]

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Maddison Parker to Meet Australian Prime Minister to Discuss Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Research

Posted on September 2, 2014

Maddison Parker is looking forward to having five minutes with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to talk about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Her persistence seems to be paying off – she is awaiting a date and time to be confirmed for the meeting. “MADDISON  Parker is one step closer to getting five minutes with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. […]

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10-year-old Boy with Ehlers Danlos Inspires Hospital Staff

Posted on August 30, 2014

Toby Skerman has been promoting EDS Awareness in the UK.  This 10-year-old boy who is a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital has inspired staff to raise funds for his wheelchair. By: Mid Sussex Times Toby Skerman, of Uckfield, has inspired staff at the Nuffield Hospital to raise enough funds to buy him the Beach Hippocampe wheelchair […]

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Annabelle’s Family Runs for Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness

Posted on August 14, 2014

 Many friends and volunteers made it a special day for Annabelle as she participated in the Manchester UK Color Run.  The Griffin family spearheads ongoing campaigns to fundraise and spread awareness for Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in the UK.  COLOURFUL fundraisers painted the town not just red, but every shade possible, when they took part in “the world’s happiest […]

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“EDS Awareness Educational Series” Webinar – Recording Available

Posted on August 12, 2014

  EDS Awareness invites you to listen to a FREE online learning session! On August 6, Dr. Derek Neilson’s presented EDS Hypermobility Type and what is needed to change the perception of this condition.       Sponsored by www.bodysupportstore.com    WHAT:  ““EDS Awareness Educational Series” – a webinar program hosted by EDSawareness.com   PRESENTER:   Dr. Derek Neilson – Assistant  Professor […]

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