Dad Discovered With EDS While Tying His Shoes

Dr Sobey with Ian Redfern and his daughter Evie

Dr Sobey with Ian Redfern and his daughter Evie

A DAD from Sheffield lived with a rare disease for four decades – until he was diagnosed by a doctor who spotted him tying his shoelaces with his wrists bent at an unusual angle.

Ian Redfern’s six-year-old daughter Evie also has Classical Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which causes her to bruise and damage her skin easily.

But Ian had shown no sign he might carry the hereditary genetic condition until Evie’s doctor at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Glenda Sobey, spotted him lacing his shoes.




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