EDS Warrior T-shirt by Just Bobbin Along
EDS Warrior t-shirt is available in both youth and adult sizes. This t-shirt is a Gildan in the color purple, and the design is white. The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that can be inherited and are varied both in how they affect the body and in their genetic causes. They are generally characterized by joint hypermobility (joints that stretch further than normal), skin hyperextensibility (skin that can be stretched further than normal), and tissue fragility.
One of my sons was diagnosed with hypermobile EDS last year. My husband drew this design for him and friends who are also dealing with this syndrome. The zebra is a symbol used in awareness.
“People with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobile spectrum disorders (HSD) often identify themselves as zebras. Medical students have been taught for decades that, “When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra.” In other words, look for the more common and usual, not the surprising, diagnosis. But many of us spend years pursuing a diagnosis for disorders that aren’t well known. Or aren’t expected in someone who looks normal, or is too young to have so many problems, or too old. Or even, what we might have is considered too rare for anybody to be diagnosed with it. So the zebra became our symbol to mean, “Sometimes when you hear hoofbeats, it really is a zebra.”
“Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are unexpected because they’re rare. Hypermobile spectrum disorders are common, but are unexpected because they remain misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed. When you see a zebra, you know it’s a zebra—but no two zebras have identical stripes just as no two people with an Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or HSD are identical. We have different symptoms, different types, different experiences—and we are all working towards a time when a medical professional immediately recognizes someone with an Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or HSD.” **Taken from The Ehlers Danlos Society website.**
Machine wash cold inside out. You can machine dry on medium heat, but line drying is recommended.
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