"Can you imagine a workplace that at the end of each week marked out all the people who hadn't been sick?"
Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
It was founded by Arianna Warner, who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) - a near-invisible injury that causes persistent severe pain - and is made up of five artists each with their own invisible disability or illness: Aubrey Hight, Lindsay Carter, Kimber Teatro, Trevor Ward and Tanya Magdalena. Each artist created a temporary tattoo representing their experience of their disability, and making it easier to understand.
A father “almost lost” his baby daughter to the über-contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and is warning others about the dangers of not washing hands.