Abby and Jon

Abby’s son, Jon, was diagnosed several years ago with vEDS at the age of 2. He had been to 7 different doctors by the time Abby pushed for a genetic consult, and even then, the first geneticist said there was nothing wrong. Jon would get bruises just from a diaper change, and had a lot of skin splitting that pointed to vEDS. He also has some bad gastrointestinal issues, like many of us with vEDS can relate to. He is now 7 years old and is a hoot!

Abby spends a lot of time advocating for members of our community and it was amazing getting to hang out with her so much this summer!

If you are out there diagnosed with vEDS, and have not been connected with someone else with vEDS, please reach out!

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