Published: 28/03/2016 Tags: Ehlers-Danlos in the News

Terminally ill Cairns woman fundraising for blind service dog

WHEN Debbi Cliff rescued a miniature poodle from almost certain death eight years ago, she had no idea the dog would become her saviour as she battled a painful terminal illness.

Now, Ms Cliff is fundraising to save Bella’s eyesight – and her own sanity – with $4000 cataract surgery.

The Trinity Beach woman has a rare connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and relies on her service dog to help her cope with another condition, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which is characterised by severe chronic pain in a limb.

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