When doctors told Victoria Graham that she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare disorder affecting the connective tissues in her entire body, she knew she had a long road ahead of her.
Most of all, Victoria was heartbroken at the thought of never being able to participate in sports again. But she didn’t let her diagnosis stop her for long…
Victoria was a star athlete, and didn’t let her medical prognosis stop her from achieving her goals both on and off the field.
It took many doctors’ visits to determine what Victoria’s exact health issue was. Once they determined it was EDS, Victoria and her family knew she’d have to undergo multiple surgeries over the years.
It wasn’t always an easy road… In fact, it was very tough, at times. Victoria’s bones would dislocate constantly.
So she had to undergo eight different spinal surgeries to prevent her brain from slipping through her skull, and her skull from crushing her spine.
This X-ray shows just how dangerous doctors knew Victoria’s condition to be.
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