Melinda and Nataleigh

Melinda and Nataleigh

Melinda’s 11 year-old daughter, Nataleigh, was diagnosed with VEDS, or Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, after 8 1/2 years of medical issues that finally led to a genetics appointment. At first, she was diagnosed with hypermobile EDS, but Melinda pushed for a genetic test to rule out VEDS and she unexpectedly came back positive.

Melinda shares what kind of complications Nataleigh lives with, including POTS, Chiari malformation, a tethered cord, chronic pain, and gastrointestinal issues, as well as how they’ve coped over time with these issues and the VEDS diagnosis.

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