Now I thought that maybe because EDS is still a very quiet entity, maybe going to Oprah to hear our voices is a great place to start. Here is the letter I sent:
My name is Rowena Lee Brewer and I am from Auckland, New Zealand. I love your shows and I really like the DR Oz segments. I have a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I have started a Blog in New Zealand http://edsinnz.blogspot.com and I am amazed at how many people (who have read it) are from America. EDS is HUGE in America and I just thought as it can actually be undiagnosed for years, that maybe a small mention of the several different types may be a great way for people who may have this, to understand it. I have Classic EDS and so has my 11 year old son Tristan. We are so lucky compared to some people affected by the other types. I know overall this is a story about a very small part of the population, but awareness of any condition makes such a huge difference to the people who are affected and a voice can shatter the silence of living in isolation with any genetic condition. Thanks to your voice, this world has become a much more informed place to live!
Fingers crossed she hears us!
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