Odd, as I write this I can remember when EDS was put in with SM, ACM and other illnesses. We all wondered what in heaven's name it had that was a link.
So they're hard at work doing good research for this illness and yes, perhaps, one day it will filter down to us. I do know many people with EDS (from past forums) and stay in contact with some.
One is a family of 5, all of whom have EDS. Usually there is a similarity in their looks, but one girl that I befriended when she was very young, had 3 children and went on to university and is now working full time. She never complains about any pain....she's just a go-getter and needed some encouragement. Nothing could be done for EDS for many, many years. I hope she maintains her status quo.
I also know a family of all boys who have this problem. It didn't seem to show its darker side until they were about 40 or so.
I wish this group well and it certainly draws attention to a cause when a Miss America has it (although I didn't know anything about it). Imagine having to sit around with those silly crows perched on your head? One can only hope the EDS doesn't affect their posture. Yours, Lenora