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Paralympic Fencer with Ehlers Danlos – Ranked 10 in World – Hopes to Compete at 2016 Games

Posted on April 24, 2014

This UK teen is destined to participate in the World Paralympic Games in 2016. “TALENTED teenager Piers Gilliver fears his hopes of competing at the Paralympic Games in 2016 will be dashed unless he secures the funding he needs to keep his training on track. Piers, 19, from Drybrook, is currently the 10th-best wheelchair fencer in […]

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Sled Hockey Team Includes Players with Ehlers-Danlos

Posted on April 5, 2014

Pennsylvania athletes with Ehlers-Danlos are hooked on Sled Hockey. The team will travel to Boston to participate in the Disabled Hockey Festival. Teammates enjoy being able to play a sport without having to think about their disability. By Eric F. Epler Don’t let the perfectly-pink color scheme of Anna Lehman’s sled fool you. When the 16-year-old athlete […]

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Tri-Athlete Continues to Compete Despite Hypermobility

Posted on April 4, 2014

This determined British man competes in triathlons despite his disorder. Geoff spreads awareness for the UK Hypermobility Syndrome Association.  “GEOFF Render has defied doctors after making a remarkable recovery from an accident during a gruelling triathlon. And this summer he will tackle THREE triathlons on his adapted trusty trike and will even attempt the same tough […]

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Honorary Teammate with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Joins The University of Dayton Basketball Team

Posted on March 30, 2014

The University of Dayton Flyers have a “good luck charm” on their team.  Trevin Gray is a 14 year old with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome who has joined the college team through a program called Team IMPACT. Watch the video news report! By WMCTV.com Staff MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – The University of Dayton basketball team faced Florida in the […]

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