Tag Archive: vEDS

Kaily's story

Advocacy became my biggest lifeline during my diagnosis journey

TW: Contains mention of suicide. For years, the struggle to find the words to raise awareness for my genetic condition, vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS), has mimicked the years of working through speech therapy, as my family tried to decipher the tongue-tied soliloquy I called talking. A million details scrambled together, just enough to make it […]
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Celiprolol and vEDS

An update for the vEDS community: Celiprolol

The following notice is to bring you up to date on the interactions between Acer Therapeutics Inc. and the FDA to try to find a pathway to bring celiprolol to market in the US.  The following is from a summary of the actions and recommendations recently released by Acer.   Summary of statement On March 18, 2020, […]
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The Ehlers-Danlos Society launches vEDS ECHO

The Ehlers-Danlos Society is delighted to launch the new vEDS ECHO: a program led by Dr. Sherene Shalhub dedicated to increasing awareness and education in all aspects of diagnosis and management of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS).  VEDS ECHO is a revolutionary program that seeks to support health professionals around the world in caring for patients […]
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Our discovery of vEDS

Myself and my husband have our beautiful daughter, Effie. At one month old Effie started to vomit and sleep all day: we took her to the GP and hospital 17 times within the first 3 months of her life. One morning, 3am Effie woke up screaming, she had a seizure and turned stiff: we called […]
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vEDS, you picked the wrong person

November 8, 2017, was the beginning of my journey with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I label my event as an attack, because it was just that, but I survived the war this disease has started with me. My attack caused both of the arteries in my kidneys to dissect, along with a couple of aneuryms throughout […]
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I want to spare another family from this life altering trauma

My story is truly one of heartbreak and pain. I recently lost my 14 year old son to aortic rupture caused by vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and that’s how I received my diagnosis. By this time I did already have two siblings diagnosed with vEDS, so we already knew there was a possibility of having it. […]
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