Jacob Frederick (Katie’s brother)

Jacob Frederick (Katie’s brother)

I was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS), in 2017. In this episode, I’m joined by my brother, Jacob Frederick, to talk about his experience with my diagnosis and hospitalizations. 

Find more information, including support groups and webinars, about VEDS, Marfan, and Loeys-Dietz, at thevedsmovement.org, loeysdietz.org, and marfan.org

If you would like to share your story with VEDS, Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, or a similar condition on this podcast, visit 


Links mentioned in the episode: 

Sillybug Studios:

VEDS Research Study: The Role of Community in Mental health: A Grief and Trauma Related Needs Assessment in the Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Population

VEDS Collaborative Research Study:
Email vedscoll@ohsu.edu 

Marfan Foundation/The VEDS Movement/Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation Events:

Join a Walk for Victory:

Help and Resource Center





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