Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS)
As a young teenager, I experienced muscle fatigue and exhaustion after even minimal exercise. Aged 24, I was diagnosed with the connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue. 80% of our bodies are made up of connective tissues, which provide support in skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs and bones – the ‘glue’ that holds us together.
EDS can affect people in different ways – symptoms include joint hypermobility, fatigue, chronic pain and functional digestive disorder. For some, the condition is relatively mild, while for others their symptoms can be severely disabling.
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To find out more about EDS, please visit The Ehlers-Danlos Society website
Other Supported Charities:
Chestnut Tree House Hospice
The hospice supports children with life limiting illnesses, caring for over 300 children and young adults aged 0-19 in Sussex and Hampshire.
10% of exhibition sales were donated to The Chestnut Tree House Hospice from North London Collegiate School exhibition in 2014/5.
chestnut-tree-house.org.uk – Registered Charity: 256789
A worthy charity which supports teenage cancer patients in the South East of England.
10% of exhibition sales were donated to Teens Unite from Brick Lane Gallery exhibition in 2014.
teensunitefightingcancer.org – Registers Charity: 1118361