If you’ve followed the blog long enough, then you know that I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This rare disease affects the body’s collagen, and causes everything from poor healing— do you know how many people thought I had diabetes as a kid?— to frequent joint dislocations. As you can probably guess, it’s not a fun syndrome to live with.
Although I was born with EDS (as were my mom and brother), awareness of this syndrome is sadly lacking, so many people are diagnosed later in life, like me. The earlier EDS is caught, the less time you have to do unknown damage to your joints! After receiving my diagnosis, I realized how important it was to help raise awareness for this illness that most people have never heard of!
That’s why I’m co-hosting a giveaway for an Ehlers Danlos Syndrome awareness bundle with five other awesome bloggers!! My co-hosts are Hannah from Sunshine and Spoons, Sarah from My Stripy Life, Sara from A Zebra Writes, Jenni from 1visibl3Girl, and Mary from The Headache Heroine.