Chris was diagnosed in 1995 with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome following his father’s passing. Chris was 22 when he lost his dad and found out he had vEDS. He is now 46 years old and has had two major knee surgeries, a ministroke (transient ischemic attack, or TIA), a fistula, multiple vein ruptures, and lives with a ostomy bag resulting from a bowel perforation in 2014.

You can follow Chris on Twitter: @Van_Tater

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3 thoughts on “Chris

  1. What a brave and generous soul! RIP, Chris.

  2. Chris was my best friend growing up. The pain n suffering he went thru was so traumatic, to this day i never understood how he did it.But as the years passed i started to realise he was the strongest kindest person ive known. He suffered so much but always found a way to do everything and anything. Chris im sorry lil bro R.I.P. Love N Miss u.

    1. Translucent One April 25, 2020 — 5:59 pm


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