BY KELLY O’BRIEN MAY 20, 2014 4:27 AM EDT When your current position doesn’t match up with where you want to be, you have two choices. One is to make the decision to pursue the dream and the other is to pretend it doesn’t matter and attempt Read I look perfectly healthy, but the truth is, I… Continue Reading »
BY ADRIENNE, ON AUGUST 12TH, 2013 I have yet to meet a parent of a child with disabilities who hasn’t heard a whole lot of nonsense from people who never intended to speak nonsense. I’m not speaking here of the jerks, the people who say things intended to be mean. Those people are heartless… Continue Reading »
by LEANA WEN May 17, 2014 2:13 PM ET Something curious was happening in the emergency room. Eight patients had come in within minutes of each other. Almost instantly, the junior resident, two interns and a medical student signed up for all of the them – except for one. Half an hour passed, then an hour. As… Continue Reading »
Published on May 15, 2014 by Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold Perhaps this piece should be written entirely in the first person because it reflects what I want my loved ones (by whom I mean family and close friends) to know about me. These are the people who’ve done so much for me, and I’m… Continue Reading »
By: Courtney Schmidt is medical communications editor, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL. She blogs at Illuminate.“Motherhood is the hardest job you’ll ever love.” I’m not sure who first coined that phrase, but its truth becomes clearer to me everyday. And nowhere is that truth more evident than in mothers of children with a serious illness…. Continue Reading »
Hello and welcome to our store! We are Robin and Selkie, a mother and daughter artistic team, and we make jewelry, art, and crafts for zebras and spoonies. We are both affected by multiple rare disorders that cause chronic pain. When we aren’t homeschooling, we are working on art projects, crafts and making jewelry. So… Continue Reading »
BY OWEN MCNALLY Special to The Courant May 7, 2014 There have been challenging times earlier in his life when the gifted Connecticut pianist and composer Noah Baerman almost had to give up playing the piano because of the debilitating pain he has suffered from a rare, degenerative disease of the connective tissue called Ehlers-Danlos… Continue Reading »
By EMMA INNES PUBLISHED: 04:36 EST, 7 May 2014 | UPDATED: 07:34 EST, 7 May 2014 Paige Bartram, from Leeds, has Postural Tachycardia Syndrome This causes her nervous system to respond abnormally to standing up She says that when she passes out in public people assume she’s drunk On one occasion she was left unconscious in the street for 35 minutes… Continue Reading »
By Nikki Davidson – bio | email ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) – A Western North Carolina woman is speaking out after she said she’s been unfairly targeted for harassment due to a handicap. Asheville college student Jenn Kerr said the reason she was singled out has nothing to do with a disability and everything to do with her age. Kerr… Continue Reading »
By David ArmstrongApril 25, 2014 10:06 AM EDTBy David ArmstrongBloomberg Business Week One of the most popular treatments for neck and back pain—steroid shots—can be dangerous, and in rare cases can cause paralysis and death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this week. The FDA is late to the game when it comes to concern about… Continue Reading »
The EDNF 2014 Annual Learning Conference will be held at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, TX, from July 10-12! For those of you with EDS, this is an excellent conference. To find out more information visit the EDNF website by clicking here.
As part of making an educational video, Dr. Barnum (a member of TCAPP’s MAB and a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist who works with a number of children and teens with persistent complex medical problems) interviewed a half a dozen children and parents while attending TCAPP’s Think Tank. This article stems from those interviews, and… Continue Reading »
(Photo: The Enquirer/ Tony Jones) SHARE 185 CONNECTTWEET 4COMMENTEMAILMORE FAIRFIELD TWP. – Elizabeth Schulze and Kylie Powell will sign copies of their new book Saturday at Book Bums in West Chester. It’s notable that the authors are a pair of 16-year-old Fairfield High School sophomores, and that they spent five years writing “Cursed Ones,” a 296-page fantasy/science fiction novel…. Continue Reading »
Check out TCAPP’s new website! Our new design makes it easier to find information and several new TCAPP programs have been launched to better connect the community we support. Our State Outreach Program is supported by individuals who have become a part of the TCAPP team as a point of contact for each state. These… Continue Reading »
Please support TCAPP by participating in our on-line auction that ends April 14th. We have some interesting and fun donations. Please check it out and bid if you can. Your money will make the 2nd Medical Think Tank in the Washington, DC area this September a reality. Bid Now!