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Jennifer and her service dog

Why I ROAR!

When I was a kid, I was always hurting myself whether a sprained ankle a trip, or a fall. I experienced growing pains, horrible menstrual cycles. I was always very limber or “double-jointed”. I could dislocate my shoulder almost on command. I could fold into a human pretzel and touch my hands flat to the
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A photo of me during my time in service with the 891st Engineer Battalion, 235th Regional Support Group of Fort Riley, Kansas.

I advocate for those with invisible disabilities

I served eight years in the United States Army as a 12 bravo -Combat Engineer. We carry all explosives that you would need to clear or breach any obstacles in the army’s way. ⁠ ⁠ I always had issues growing up but never could find a reason for my pain and joint issues. One day,
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From veteran to medically retired with classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

My journey to a cEDS diagnosis

Probably one of the hardest things for me to do is actually talk about myself. So this is no small task.⁠ ⁠ I am a 49-year-old mother of three grown children ages 25, 28, and 33. I’m also a Grandma of a 7-year-old girl and twins, a boy and a girl age two. My husband
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