Archive for the ‘Parenting’ 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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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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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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Concern Over Subsidised Water Bills for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Posted on October 10, 2014

This Irish mother feels the uncertainty over special water allowance limits are an “insult to the ill”. Her daughter, Lauren, has EDS and intestinal failure. It requires extensive water usage to manage her condition. The government and water department are to publish a list of illnesses which will allow sufferers to have their water bills capped. However, Lauren and her […]

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Mother-Daughter Duo Use Ehlers Danlos Syndrome to Give Back

Posted on September 23, 2014

By Alia Blackburn. Five-year-old Amelia and her mother are raising EDS Awareness in hospitals.  They give packages containing personal-care items to help hospital patients, and use the opportunity to share about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.   CLICK THE PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. Looking at Brandy Gibson and her 5-year-old daughter, Amelia, you will notice the bond they share is inevitable. […]

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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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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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