Kitchener CTV News – Health minister says he wants to find ways to help EDS patients

October 28, 2015

TORONTO — Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he’s been moved by the stories of two young Ontario women with a rare disorder and wants to find ways to help them medically and financially.

Erika Crawford, 20, of Brantford and Brooklyn Mills, 22, of Oakville, both suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, a genetic defect in the connective tissue that provides supports to many body parts including skin, muscles and ligaments.

It leads to severe dislocations, chronic pain, heart problems, mobility issues, lost vision, severe fatigue and a poor quality of life, and is so hard to diagnose that few doctors have the knowledge to properly treat patients. Read More