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Against All Odds

Ten-year-old Jarrett Payne of Sidney has so far had an amazing career in swimming. And it’s been against all odds. The son of Jeff and Wendy Payne, Jarrett was diagnosed at a very young age with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. As explained in medical terms, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect one’s connective […] View page


POTS The teen disease you’ve probably never heard of

Julia Swanson was a vivacious, smart, and fun-loving teen until, quite abruptly, she wasn’t. One day, she felt dizzy, nauseous, and her heart was racing before leaving for school. Thinking she was coming down with the flu, she brushed it off. After a few days, the flu never set in but Julia kept having these […] View page


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Ehlers-Danlos Society Global Learning Conference 2016

Time is Running Out! Register Now! Join us for The Ehlers-Danlos Society Global Learning Conference 2016 at the Baltimore Hilton on July 14-16, 2016. Click here for full details about this conference THIS IS OUR TIME TO: Learn about the latest developments in research and care from the world’s top Ehlers-Danlos researchers and medical professionals […] View page


Celebrating the Warrensburg Citizens and business of the year

Spirited socializing and heartfelt accolades characterized a May 25 ceremony as two local citizens and one area enterprise were recognized by the Warrenburg Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to community life. Bridgette Connelly-Howe and Peggy Knowles were both honored as the Chamber’s “Citizen of the Year” — and Cronin’s Golf Resort was lauded as […] View page


Graduating Fairfield senior takes a walk years in the making

Elizabeth Schulze worked for years to be able to garner the strength and stamina to walk across the stage and receive her high school diploma. While the act is easy for most high school seniors, it was not for Schulze. Amy Schulze said her daughter, who plans to attend Miami Hamilton and study forensic science […] View page


University of East London student Vanessa Daobry set for Great Britain Paralympics debut at European Athletics Championships

Her sporting ‘new beginning’ came in December 2014 when, after taking part in the throwing try-out session, she was invited to train with leading Paralympic coach Alison O’Riordan at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton. After a lifetime of steadily worsening physical challenges, Daobry admits she was initially hesitant – not least because she […] View page