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Robot Helps Young Girl with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Experience the Outside World

A rare genetic disorder often prevents 17-year old Jade Gadd from leaving her house. Denied the life most girls her age take for granted, she’s unable to go to school regularly or socialize, leaving her feeling very isolated. This year though, her school attendance is up thanks to a robot she affectionately named “Bee.”

“When I saw her for the first time, I remember thinking this is going to change things” says Jade, who suffers from hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disease that leaves joints overly flexible and easily dislocated.