Maria Vowles and Mandy Carpenter

Maria Vowles and Mandy Carpenter

Maria Vowles and Mandy Carpenter, who lost their daughter, Andie, to Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS) and founded Adventuresinlove4Andie, join to talk about Andie’s story. In this interview, we will talk about Andie’s diagnosis of VEDS, what happened to her, and what Maria and Mandy have done with Adventuresinlove4Andie to raise awareness and support for VEDS. 

Please be advised that in this interview, we do go into detail about what happened to Andie that caused her death, which can be difficult to hear, and if you have VEDS or love someone with it, potentially triggering.

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Links mentioned in the episode:

VEDS CME opportunities: 


VEDS Camp, hosted by the Ehlers-Danlos Society in partnership with The VEDS Movement

The Marfan Foundation Conference:

The Marfan Foundation Walk for Victory:


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