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Teen with rare heart condition has trained her dog to help her get changed with his teeth

A teenager with a rare heart condition trained her pet dog to become her lifeline – by helping her to get changed and even putting the washing away. Chloe Fuller, 19, transformed her life thanks to assistance dog Ted after she was diagnosed with a rare condition called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. The condition causes an increase in her heart rate after sitting up or standing, and has developed from a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos syndrome which has seriously weakened Chloe’s joints.  
Oct 19, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 6, 2017